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The Groove Tube (1974)

R | | Comedy | 5 June 1975 (Sweden)
A collection of skits that make fun of 1970s television, featuring early appearances by Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ken Shapiro ...
Ko-ko / Boss / 'Near You' Singer / Robert Elgin / Mahetma Yenta / Lionel Elgin / Dancing Man ('Just You - Just Me')
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Rodriguez / Leo Batfish / The President / The Hooker
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The Fingers / Geritan / Four Leaf Clover
Buzzy Linhart ...
The Hitchhiker
Richmond Baier ...
The Girl
Berkeley Harris ...
The Rich Guy
Jennifer Welles ...
The Geritan Girl
Roy Wallace ...
The Gorillas
Kirtus Allen ...
Gorilla
Laura Glicken ...
The Gorillas
Hal Fore ...
Gorilla
Jennifer Zens ...
The Gorillas
Leo Petrie ...
Gorilla
Lane Sarasohn ...
The Dancing Policeman / The Assassin
Paul Norman ...
Mouth Appeal / Sex Olympics
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A collection of skits that make fun of television. Everything from commercials to the nightly news are spoofed. Chevy Chase makes a brief (as well as his debut), appearance. Written by K.L.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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ALL IS REVEALED IN THE GROOVE TUBE See more »

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 June 1975 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Brown 25  »

Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$20,447,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Allmovie reports that "The Groove Tube (1974) was originally rated X" in the USA. Film critic Leonard Maltin concurs that the film was "originally X-rated, later trimmed" for a toned-down modified version. See more »

Goofs

Microphone visible in "Dealers" bathroom scene. See more »

Quotes

Rodriguez: [having swallowed a large amount of marijuana in order to evade the police] Do you know we just ate enough shit to kill a fucking army?
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Connections

Features King of the Rocket Men (1949) See more »

Soundtracks

Butz Beer
Arranged by Ellen Starr
Produced by Kevin Gavin
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Forever Funny
23 October 2000 | by (las vegas nv) – See all my reviews

How can a movie that features the singing of Curtis Mayfield be bad? It can't! The Groove Tube is a series of scatological black-out sketches that makes fun of anything from 2001 to the olympics. The highs, (Koko the clown, the easy lube recipe) outnumber the lows (an all too long "The Dealers"), but even the lows are funny. Best of all is Ken Shapiro's manic dance down a busy Manhattan sidewalk.(That is Shapiro, not Nat King Cole singing Just You, Just Me). Definitely dated now, but at the time The Groove Tube was irreverent, bold, shameless and hysterically funny. Ken Shapiro made this minor cult hit, then 7 years later made the Christmas day opening bomb, Modern Problems (though I enjoyed it} and since then, unfortunately, nothing.(He could possibly be playing drums in a jazz group) The Groove Tube remains to me an unending burst of positive energy, a movie that 26 years after my initial viewing, still brings me real joy!


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