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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Nothing But a Good Duck!
19 April 2003 | by (San Antonio TX.) – See all my reviews

I only recently saw this great film on DVD and I must say, its one of the best films of its kind! We follow Willard, an insurance adjuster who finds himself on one crazy adventure after another with one crazy duck. The music is great, the jokes (while dated) are very funny,and while the animation quality may not be as good as many of Ralph Bakshi's films, I found this far more entertaining than Fritz the Cat. Its a must see for those who love the more twisted films of the 70's


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