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Down and Dirty Duck (1974)
"Cheap" (original title)

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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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Trivia

Had the film been distributed under its original title, "Cheap", the film would have been advertised as "Roger Corman's Cheap!" When Corman realized that the title was a shot at his production techniques, he asked that the title be changed. 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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Referenced in Tarnation (2003) See more »

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Bizarre! Wild! Great! Dome-scratching!
5 April 2006 | by (Tokyo, Japan) – See all my reviews

Saw this on video back in Philly in the early 90's. It never left my skull.

This was Fritz the Cat on a lower budget. Just a lot of short sketches strung together by music, psychedelia, and sex. This is by no means a bad thing.

I was entertained from start to finish. This flick should be better known if for no other reason than it didn't take itself so seriously. The name (face?) dropping of rock stars helped.

This is one of those films you find by accident. Watch it on a whim. Then tell your buddies.

Wish it was easier to find.


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