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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

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

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Cleopatra Schwartz (segment "Cleopatra Schwartz")
Saul Kahan ...
Schwartz (segment "Cleopatra Schwartz")
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Housewife (segment "Household Odors")
Dulcie Jordan ...
Gracia Lee ...
Sheila Rogers ...
Joseph G. Medalis ...
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Colin Male ...
Ed Griffith ...
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Richard Gates ...
Boy (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Rick Gates)
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Girl (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Tara Strohmeir)
Neil Thompson ...
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,000,000, 31 December 1977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1978
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1.85 : 1
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DIRECTOR_TRADEMARK(John Landis): [SYNW]: The title of the "Feel-a-Rama" movie. See more »

Goofs

In the "feel-a-rama" segment the man's popcorn tin keeps rotating in his hand. 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 »

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Fanfare 1-6
(uncredited)
Music by Neil Richardson
KPM Music Ltd
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A tasteless comedy of extraordinary magnitude!!
18 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

"Kentucky Fried Movie" is tasteless, unsophisticated, and decidedly sophomoric... and one of the most hilarious films ever made! A string of politically incorrect segments made by the creators of "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun", "KFM" is an "R"-rated romp that today, nearly 30 years after its release, would be too shocking to even warrant the dreaded "NC-17" rating. Forget those unfunny amateurs Broken Lizard or the overrated Farrelly Brothers. We're talking naked breasts, oral sex, racial slurs, violence... and yet each segment leaves you delirious from not only laughter but disbelief at the fact that the Zuckers actually go away with all this. I've discovered that it really takes a certain kind of innocence to make a movie like "KFM", a naive belief that people will simply laugh at the crude spectacle of it all. Segments include a wholesome couple listening to a 1950s style "how-to" record on foreplay (wait till you see what the record comes equipped with), a thrill seeker whose trademark stunt is going to a crowd of black men and yelling out the N-word (how bold is this scene? No one has dared imitate it since), and a political debate between two analysts that ends with one of them cheerfully telling the other to "blow it out your a**" and giving them the finger. The highlight is the mini-movie within the movie, "A Fistful of Yen". A parody of all the Bruce Lee films, its hero, Loo, fights the evil Klahn, a one-armed criminal mastermind with a fondness for the phrase "extraordinary magnitude". It also pokes fun at the endless fights from the Lee films, as well as the characters' fractured English (little trivia, the actors really were Asian and spoke poor English in real life, so it wasn't intentional on their parts) The twist ending of "Yen" is one of the goofiest things you ever saw in your life. Despite the often offensive humor of "KFM", it's not a mean film by any means. No one is really safe from the wacky chaos it inflicts, and it's just hilarious. In our time of hand-wringing political correctness, "KFM" offers a cathartic experience of laughing out loud at our fears, prejudices, and, yes, stupidity. This is indeed a finger-lickin' good comedy.


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