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

 -  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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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Billy Jerk Goes to Oz  »

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Trivia

Though "The Sneaker" was a spoof of Woody Allen's Play It Again, Sam (1972), replacing the ghost of Humphrey Bogart with the ghost of Clark Gable, its "The Sneaker" title was actually a parody of Allen's later film The Front (1976). 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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Spoofs The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Over A Dozen Films Ripped Off Loose Shoes!
9 May 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I saw Loose Shoes featuring Bill Murray when it first came out (1980) and enjoyed it, but filed it under the same satiric label as Kentucky Fried Movie and Groove Tube also from that era, and forgot about it.

But I saw it recently, and suddenly realized that over a dozen modern movies (as well as TV shows) totally did RIP-OFFS of the many parody plots from this flick! The writers of this thing turned out to be total psychic geniuses when it came to future entertainment! For instance:

Does a talking pig from the farm going to the big city, like Babe sound familiar? And a bio on Howard Hughes, like Aviator? And Skateboarders From Hell, ala the recent skateboard flick Doggtown And Z Boy? Or how about a western slant to the Wizard Of Oz, like that recent Richard Dreyfus thing? And a Space Odyssey spoof, like the later Space Idiocy starring Leslie Neilsen, plus a Star Wars take-off like the later Spaceballs by Mel Brooks. Add to that a raunchy sequel to the Bad News Bears, like the recent... raunchy sequel to the Bad News Bears, starring Billy Bob Thornton. And the list goes on and on!


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