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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Joi ...
Saul Kahan ...
Schwartz (segment "Cleopatra Schwartz")
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Man (segment "His New Car") / Technician #2 (segment "Eyewitness News") / Grunwald (segment "Courtroom")
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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)
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Claude LaMont (segment "High Adventure")
Colin Male ...
Spokesman (segment "Argon") / Voice Overs
Ed Griffith ...
Host (segment "Danger Seekers")
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Richard Gates ...
Boy (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Rick Gates)
Tara Strohmeier ...
Girl (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Tara Strohmeir)
Neil Thompson ...
Newscaster (segment "Eyewitness News")
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Storyline

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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Comedy

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Release Date:

10 August 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

11 O'Clock News  »

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Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's original main movie poster featured a mash-up of a number of colorful icons and images. These included (1) A casual sneakers shoe with a KFM (Kentucky Fried Movie) logo (2) A rocket jet propulsion cylinder (3) A poking upwards red tongue (4) The Statue of Liberty (5) A pair of dancing girls legs and (6) American flag stars but without the stripes on the film's title logo. See more »

Goofs

During Ron's report about the strike, the padding where the arrow lands is visible. See more »

Quotes

[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 »

Connections

References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Mamie
(uncredited)
Music by Trevor Duncan
EMI Songs Ltd/Peter Maurice Music
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6 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Another reason why this movie still cracks me up. In "Fistful...", Dr. Klan is seemingly speaking in a foreign (in actuality Korean) as he welcomes the group. It is the WHAT he is saying that makes the scene even funnier. Roughly translated, he begs the pardon of Korean movie fans as he says he has been directed to "just say something in Korean" during this part. He confesses that he really has nothing to say and can't think of anything so he just apologizes to Korean movie fans for not making any sense and just babbling in Korean. I think some good self-direction on Bong Soo Hwan's part.

When calling for his bodyguards, he calls them by various Korean food items rather than real names. Crude, but hilarious, especially with his delivery.


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