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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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 scene in the "Catholic High School Girls In Trouble" trailer in which the young man says, "Mrs Burke! I thought you were Dale," to the woman he's sleeping with is a reference to an old Grape Nuts breakfast cereal commercial in which a man mistakes his girlfriend's mother for his girlfriend. See more »


In the Fist Full of Yen segment (00:51:42), as the prisoners are escaping to battle Klahn's army, on the wall to the right, you can clearly see the shadow of one of the crew directing the prisoners out of the scene. See more »


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

Before the credits start, there is a short bit with the TV anchorman saying "The popcorn you're eating has been pissed in, film at eleven". For the TV version, this is replaced with "I'm not wearing any pants, film at 11" See more »


Referenced in Grand Theft Auto (1997) See more »


Power Drive
Music by Johnny Pearson
Controlled by KPM Music Library and Associated Production Music (APM)
Excerpt heard at beginning of "Danger Seekers" segment.
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User Reviews

Tasteless, juvenile and very funny
5 February 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A bunch of skits spoofing TV shows, commercials, movies, previews etc etc. There's also a long dead on target spoof of "Enter the Dragon" called "A Fistful of Yen". The film is very 70s--some of the references won't make any sense to anyone born after 1977. Also much of the humor is exceptionally crude and there's a huge overabundance of gratuitious female nudity and fairly graphic sex. This film wouldn't be made today and would easily have gotten an NC-17 rating if it had. Still, the film is often hilarious--I laughed myself silly at some of the crudest humor possible. So, it's worth seeing, but if you're easily offended do NOT see it! Also where else can you see Bill Bixby, George Lazenby, Donald Sutherland and Henry Gibson in a film with the coming attractions of "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble"?

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