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Coming Attractions (1978)
"Loose Shoes" (original title)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  1 August 1980 (USA)
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Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis ... See full summary »

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Delmus
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Warden
Tom Baker ...
Billy Jerk
Dorothy Van ...
Army Nurse
Beans Morocco ...
Shaggy Dog (as Dan Barrows)
J.J. Barry ...
Indian #1
Pat Benson ...
Martha
Jack Bernardi ...
Sam, Prisoner
Jane Alice Brandon ...
Mildred
Thomas Brunelle ...
Biker
Paul Camen ...
Lieutenant
Billy Curtis ...
Menchkin
Paul David ...
Kid
Anthony Davis ...
Guard
Danny Dayton ...
Bartender
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Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis Snatchers", Woody Allen (pre-Mia), movie trailer come-ons, Charlie Chaplin, war movies, Billy Jack. The source of the title is presented about an hour into the film. Written by Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

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There won't be a dry seat in the house!

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According to Allmovie, "Coming Attractions (1978) includes pre-fame performances from Bill Murray, Howard Hesseman, Ed Lauter, and Harry Shearer, while cult favorites Susan Tyrrell, Sid Haig, Jaye P. Morgan, Kinky Friedman, and Van Dyke Parks also appear in the cast". See more »

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In the "Welcome to Bacon County" segment: It's nighttime when the van pulls over because it's out of gas. Inside the van it's daytime, then when Elijah and Boobies get out, it's nighttime again. See more »

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Narrator: He was born to parents who loved him, but probably didn't change his diapers enough. He grew up to be one of the most bizarre figures of the 20th century. His wealth enabled him to grow up and fulfill his every fantasy, and lustful desire. But his hobby, was watching planes fuck! now for the first time anywhere, the motion picture world explores the true story of one of the most eccentric men whoever lived... the Howard Huge story. He dated the most beautiful movie stars, and took credit for ...
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That's sorta-funny!
3 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Other comments will give you the skits within, but know this revue movie comes from the late 70s when THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT spawned spoof imitators like THAT'S ADEQUATE! ....KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE and finally LOOSE SHOES, here to mop up the threads of the compilation genre. Most skits run too long... and I guess, loose, thus allowing the title to cover the unedited feel to most of the sorta funny and occasionally tedious skits. but.... it is worth getting to the end to discover possibly the funniest movie skit of all time: "Darktown After Dark", a parody of Negro nightclub musicals as seen available on other classic DVD titles like Killer Diller or Boardinghouse Blues. You can almost skip through the previous 75 minutes then spend another 75 minutes screaming with laughter as you play this one musical skit over and over until you collapse. Then take great delight in showing this bit to everyone you know over the age of 18. Somehow Mel Brooks missed inventing this sequence so it is here instead.


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