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Kenny & Company (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | November 1976 (USA)
Several days in the life of Kenny, a typical 12-year-old, and his friends. Kenny goes through all the activities that most of us went through as kids as he and his friends prepare for ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan McCann ...
Kenny
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Doug (as Michael Baldwin)
Jeff Roth ...
Sherman
Ralph Richmond ...
Big Doug
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Mr. Donovan
Clay Foster ...
Mr. Brink
Kenneth V. Jones ...
Mr. Soupy (as Ken Jones)
Willy Masterson ...
Johnny Hoffman
David Newton ...
Pudwell
James E. dePriest ...
Dad
Kate Coscarelli ...
Mom (as S.T. Coscarelli)
Terrie Kalbus ...
Marcy (as Terri Kalbus)
Margaret Alexander ...
Kenny's Sister
Starla Dotson ...
Sister's Friend
Eswin Cajas ...
Paco
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Several days in the life of Kenny, a typical 12-year-old, and his friends. Kenny goes through all the activities that most of us went through as kids as he and his friends prepare for Halloween. Along the way, Kenny deals with such childhood issues as bullies and his first crush on a girl. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Drama

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$150,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Kenny & Company was very popular in Japan. A year after finishing the movie, Don Coscarelli took Michael Baldwin, Dan McCann, and Jeff Roth on a tour of Japan where they were met by throngs of teenagers. After the release of Phantasm, Don Coscarelli returned to Japan, and found Michael Baldwin's name on a list of best actors. Coscarelli noted that Baldwin was number seven on the list, ahead of Sylvester Stallone. See more »

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Probably the most accurate cinematic estimate of the average suburban kid's life during the 70s
8 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Regarding other films from the 70's which took a stab at documenting the feel of life for the average suburban kid, I'd put them in this order...

(1) Kenny & Company (2) Over The Edge (3) The Bad News Bears (4) Breaking Away

I'm a longtime Phantasm fan, and I just watched Kenny & Company for the first time tonight. It's clear that the studio COMPLETELY dropped the ball when they shelved this film in the US.

Anything I'm inclined to say about how good this film is has already been said by other equally impressed viewers here on the boards, though I have to add that I have a new-found respect for Phantasm's bartender, the Tall Man's handyman, and the foxy granddaughter of the mute fortune teller. Reggie is in top form. And Fred Myrow-- the composer of Phantasm's score-- is present here, as well.

Now that it has seen the light on day on DVD (and it's a beautiful transfer with great sound, by the way), I'm certain Kenny & Company is destined to become a classic as news of its existence spreads.


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