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

 -  Animation | Comedy | Music  -  July 1974 (USA)
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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)
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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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An adult "Cult Classic" that's a Quack-Up! See more »


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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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References The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) See more »

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Worst Film I Ever Saw
19 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a major Zappa fan and I think the later Flo & Eddie albums were excellent, but this movie is wretched. No time, effort or money were put into the production. Absent of plot, horrible line drawing animation, crappy soundtrack. Very bad movies can be fun if they are campy enough, but this one offers nothing. Stupid from start to finish and incredibly BORING to one and all. I saw this film at a late show on it's first and only run, it was billed as "Cheap" in fact. "Cheap" was not the "working title" it was THE title of the movie in the credits and as advertised on the radio spot that brought it to my attention. The "Duck" re-title was a shameless re-package of a total loser. There is a reason this film was never shown again and never released on videotape IT IS THAT BAD so forget any fanciful comparisons made to anything worthwhile, it is a complete waste of time to watch.


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