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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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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)
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Aynsley Dunbar ...
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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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Madder Than Daffy Dumber Than Donald More Existential Than Howard! See more »


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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

Duck: You can't do this to me! I was at Woodstock in '69! I saw 200 MOTELS! I know who I am!
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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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Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

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Dirty Duck
5 February 2005 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Dirty Duck, is an adult animated film about Willard, who is a shy and nervous insurance worker who is in love with one of the receptionists at work but he can't seem to talk to women too well and one day he is asked to go investigate a claim made by a woman who owns a tattoo parlour. She claims that a Ouija board told her she was going to die today and just as Willard gets there she does die. In the will the woman left Willard, her full grown sun who happens to be a duck. Willard, and the duck wonder around and meet very unusual people and get in numerous unusual situations and the duck tries to give Willard, more confidence in himself and tries to teach him how to get a woman. Lots of psychedelic and unique images follow. Dirty Duck, has a good soundtrack which is composed by Flo and Eddie, who were members of the band The Mothers Of Invention, and also did voices and wrote some of the film. The film itself isn't great. It took a long time for me to get into it and a lot of the visual and sex gags I just didn't find funny and they got tiring after awhile. There wasn't much story to the film either. I did like some of the visual gags and some of the film was very unique and had some clever ideas but it doesn't quite work as a whole. It's not a terrible movie but not a great one either because a lot of it just does not work. The film seems to be made after the success of 1972's X rated adult animated film Fritz The Cat, and in some ways is similar although Fritz was a groundbreaking film and this is not. Still there were parts I liked and maybe with repeat viewings I may like it more.


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