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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

R | | Comedy | 10 August 1977 (USA)
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A series of short, highly irreverent, and often tasteless skits.





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Joi ...
Saul Kahan ...
Schwartz (segment "Cleopatra Schwartz")
Man (segment "His New Car") / Technician #2 (segment "Eyewitness News") / Grunwald (segment "Courtroom")
Housewife (segment "Household Odors")
Dulcie Jordan ...
Guest #1 (segment "Household Odors")
Gracia Lee ...
Guest #2 (segment "Household Odors")
Sheila Rogers ...
Guest #3 (segment "Household Odors")
Joseph G. Medalis ...
Paul Burmaster (segment "High Adventure") (as Joe Medalis)
Claude LaMont (segment "High Adventure")
Colin Male ...
Spokesman (segment "Argon") / Voice Overs
Ed Griffith ...
Host (segment "Danger Seekers")
Richard Gates ...
Boy (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Rick Gates)
Girl (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Tara Strohmeir)
Neil Thompson ...
Newscaster (segment "Eyewitness News")


Madcap spoof, a collection of comedy skits includes the Kung-Fu parody, "A Fistful Of Yen" and "Catholic School Girls In Trouble." Enjoy the future of movie-going with the "Feel-A-Round" theater experience. See a notable and highly respected actor as the clumsiest waiter in motion picture history. Watch such character as Cleopatra Schwartz and Big Jim Slade tickle your funny bone until it has to be removed surgically! Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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This movie is totally out of control!




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Release Date:

10 August 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

11 O'Clock News  »

Box Office


$650,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The first of a mini-cycle of movies with fast food titles, the others of which mostly got made and released during the 1980s. The films include Meatballs (1979), Fast Food (1989), Mystic Pizza (1988), Hamburger: The Motion Picture (1986) and Hot Dog... The Movie (1984). See more »


In the opening scene of A Fistful of Yen, the British flag on the wall is upside down. See more »


[first lines]
Newscaster: The popcorn you are eating has been pissed in. Film at eleven.
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Crazy Credits

The credits state that the cast is listed in order of appearance - and then starts with Cleopatra Schwarz (who appears about 2/3rds of the way through the film)! See more »


Referenced in American Grindhouse (2010) See more »


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Music by Alan Moorhouse
KPM Music Ltd
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User Reviews

Good GOD!
31 January 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

This is one of the most insane movies ever made. Watching it twenty-five years later, I'm still amazed that any studio actually gave the go-ahead to this shameless eruption of outrageous bad taste, politically incorrect madness and outright lunacy. It's the kind of film everyone would like to make if they had the money and the resources, and then proudly show off to their friends over beer and Pringles whilst beaming "Ain't I a genius?"! Honestly, it's that good.

The Zucker brothers were obviously highly influenced by the Monty Python way of thinking (though without the benefit of an Oxbridge education), and it shows in segments like 'AM Today', 'Death Appeal', the interview where the microphone grabs all the attention, 'Danger Seekers' (not for the easily offended, but it cracks me up every time), the courtroom sketch and the central 'A Fistful Of Yen' spoof, which rips into every chop-socky film ever made, and even finds room to spoof the Wizard Of Oz...like I said, Good GOD! Another unforgettable sketch is the soft-porn parody 'Catholic High School Girls In Trouble', if only for that jaw-dropping scene with Uschi Digart (credited here as Ursula Digard) in the shower, and the corny-but-hysterical "Marilyn Chambers recreating her classic role / roll" quickie.

A barrel full of laughs. Not for all tastes, but a hundred times better than the Airplane / Top Secret / Naked Gun movies that followed. See you next Wednesday...

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