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 ...
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Don Coscarelli has a knack for seeing the world through the eyes and heart of a young boy. He offers a Peter Pan-esque adventure to men from the boomers to present day, with each generation being introduced to a more innocent time.
A bunch of city slickers from different backgrounds go into the wild mountains to be one with nature, but basically to have a good time. However, a paramilitary group has chosen the same ... See full summary »
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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
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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 »
Probably the most accurate cinematic estimate of the average suburban kid's life during the 70s
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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