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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

A series of loosely connected skits that spoof news programs, commercials, porno films, kung fu films, disaster films, blaxploitation films, spy films, mafia films, and the fear that somebody is watching you on the other side of the TV. Written by Parca Mortem <icy_shadow@rocketmail.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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  »

Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Stephen Bishop:  As a charming man. Bishop played charming characters in such other John Landis movies Animal House (1978) (as a Charming Guy with Guitar)and The Blues Brothers (1980) (as a Charming Trooper). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene of A Fistful of Yen, the British flag on the wall is upside down. 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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References Goldfinger (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Heavy Bopper
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Music by Alan Moorhouse
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User Reviews

 
Their First is Still Their Best
18 January 1999 | by (Iowa City, IA) – See all my reviews

Countless Airplane and Police Squad and Hot Shots movies later, Kentucky Fried Movie is still the best Abrahams/Zucker collaboration. Rather then try to put a bunch of mini-parodies into a single overarcing theme like an airplane disaster flick, they just do...a bunch of parodies, each on its own. It seems like the "skit" movie is dead and long gone now, which is a shame, because I wouldn't mind seeing them take another shot at it. It's probably just as well they can't, though - some things just stand on their own.


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