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Dirty Duck (1974)
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Willard, a mild mannered insurance adjuster, teams up with a foul-mouthed fowl who takes Willard on a surreal quest to become less uptight - and possibly get laid in the process.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Howard Kaylan ...
Willard / Nego Lady / Side Hack Rider (voice)
Mark Volman ...
Duck / Side Hack Rider (voice)
Robert Ridgely ...
Car Salesman / Man at Bus Stop / Negro Gentleman / Big Fag / Police Officer / Tank (voice) (as Robert 'Bob' Ridgely)
Cynthia Adler ...
Lady in Car / Boss Lady / Small Dyke / Lady in Elevator (voice)
Walker Edmiston ...
Bus Driver / Jail Orator / Small Fag / Prospector / Mexican Official / President / Man in Elevator (voice)
Joëlle Le Quément ...
Land Lady / Lady at Bus Stop / Madam / Big Dyke (voice) (as Janet Lee)
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Duck's Mother (voice)
Jerry D. Good ...
Transvestite Fag (voice) (as Jerry Good)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aynsley Dunbar ...
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Storyline

Willard, a mild-mannered insurance investigator, checks on the claim of an old woman, the owner of a tattoo parlor, who puts out a claim listing her as being dead. She tells him that her Ouija board gave her a message that she would be killed by a wizard. Willard tells her that she will not receive any money until she is dead, and, suddenly, she dies of a heart attack. Her will states that her killer would receive possession of her duck. The Dirty Duck takes Willard on a quest to experience in life to the fullest. First, they are both thrown in jail. Then, the two arrive at a house of ill repute in order to get Willard laid. Written by Alan Smithee

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Any resemblance to ducks living or dead is purely coincidental. See more »


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Trivia

The film was not submitted to the MPAA and was never rated. The "X" rating was self-applied by the film's distributor as a promotional device. See more »

Quotes

[in the desert]
Willard: Say, how did you come to be a duck?
Duck: Well, I was a turtle for a while, but that wasn't going anywhere. Then my mother gave me the chance to be a duck, and I sort of flowed from there...
[while the Duck is talking, a caricature of Frank Zappa rises like the sun over the horizon]
Willard: Oh, Eddie, you have GOT to be kidding.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits were handwritten (possibly by Charles Swenson), and feature many spelling errors. (I.E. 'nego,' meaning 'NEGRO'; 'dyke' is spelled 'dike'; etc.) See more »

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References 200 Motels (1971) See more »

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I thought the full title of this was "The Down and Dirty Duck"
11 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

I wish I could find a copy! This is an outstanding piece of sexual satire and general weirdness by Flo & Eddie, with a surreal sex scene that's an obvious and direct precursor to the one in The Wall. I managed to save an audio tape of only part of the song with our favorite lines: "Dogs, horses, or a guy, Give someone DEAD a try!" and Willard's creation of his artificial girl.


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