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The Chicken Chronicles (1977)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  October 1977 (USA)
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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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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!

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Comedy

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October 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crônicas Colegiais  »

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Scenes from this movie were filmed at the then residence of Mad Men (2007) creator Matthew Hoffman Weiner, when he was still a child and living with his parents. According to Weiner, the film company "ripped [his] parents off", destroying furniture and lying to them. See more »


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9 October 2000 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Before there was "American Pie," before there was "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" and even before there was "Porky's," there was "The Chicken Chronicles." Although this teen comedy is considerably tamer than any of those later films, it's still a very amusing example of the genre in it's infancy. Back in the mid-70s when this kind of movie was very popular drive-in fare, this was one of the better ones. Everything's here....high-school hijinks, totally casual sex (way before the stigma of AIDS), copious drug and alcohol use and a general atmosphere of adolescent anarchy. Fairly obscure today(not currently available on video or DVD), it's worth a viewing if you ever see it pop up on cable TV.

This was one of Steve Guttenberg's very first major roles and he displays some of the mock-innocent, winking wiseacre bad-boy charm that he would later put to good use in the Police Academy movies. The late Phil Silvers provides some of the biggest laughs as the irascible, foul-mouthed boss of the fried chicken restaurant where Guttenberg works.

Director Frances Simon displays a nice feeling for late-60s southern California, making the movie an entertaining look at a more innocent (though no less wild) era gone by.


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