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The Chicken Chronicles (1977)

R | | Comedy | October 1977 (USA)
A high school senior tries to score with Margaret.

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(as Francis Simon)

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(screenplay), (novel)
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Max Ober
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Mr. Nastase
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David Kessler (as Steven Guttenberg)
Lisa Reeves ...
Margaret
Meridith Baer ...
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Mark
Will Seltzer ...
Weinstein
Kutee ...
Maddy
Gino Baffa ...
Charlie
Robert Resnick ...
Stuart
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Mr. Phinney (as Joe Medalis)
Robin T. Williams ...
Vanessa
Clark Brandon ...
Lee
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Tom (as Jonathon Gries)
John Starr ...
Saul
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A high school senior tries to score with Margaret.

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The Spirit of 69...When The Lights Turned Off...The Kids Turned On! See more »

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Comedy

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October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crônicas Colegiais  »

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The writer, Paul Diamond, absolutely avers that the title was a tribute to Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles" See more »


Soundtracks

Buy For Me The Rain
Written by Steve Noonan and Greg Copeland
Performed by Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Courtesy of United Artists Records
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"You could be a student leader!" ... "Lead them where?!"
11 July 2017 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

In 1969, a 12th grade student from a wealthy, absentee family in Hollywood--a rebel on the staff of the school paper and a goof-off at his job in a chicken restaurant--is frustrated at his lack of progress with the girls (a survey that proclaims "87% of all 12th grade boys admit to being sexually active" clearly doesn't apply to our frustrated hero). Screenwriter Paul Diamond, adapting his novel, facetiously drops hints about the Viet Cong, President Nixon, Ingmar Bergman and "Rosemary's Baby" in an attempt (I guess) to situate his story in a particular era, yet director Francis Simon fails to accentuate the film with any nostalgic flair--the majority of it looks like 1977, and sounds like it as well. In the lead, Steve Guttenberg (who gets an 'introducing' credit) is a handsome, muscular, ingratiating fellow with a boyish voice and a slightly-stupefied look. He's full of youthful energy and breezes through the movie effortlessly, yet he doesn't leave any footprints behind him. As a vehicle for newcomers and veterans, these "Chronicles" are certainly lacking, what with Ed Lauter doing his granite-jawed thing as the school's vice principal and top-billed (!) Phil Silvers overacting as Guttenberg's boss, shouting as if he were performing in front of a live audience. *1/2 from ****


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