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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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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
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Martha
Jack Bernardi ...
Sam, Prisoner
Jane Alice Brandon ...
Mildred
Thomas Brunelle ...
Biker
Paul Camen ...
Lieutenant
Billy Curtis ...
Menchkin
Paul David ...
Kid
Anthony Davis ...
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Danny Dayton ...
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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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Famous entertainment figures parodied in the movie and their spoof names include Woody Allen (Duddy Allen), Walt Disney (Walt Whitney), Charles Chaplin, Jim Nabors, and Howard Hughes (Howard Huge). Moreover, famous characters and their spoof names included Billy Jack (Billy Jerk) and Chaplin's "The Tramp" ("The Bum"). 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 Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Loose Shoes was perhaps one of the funniest of the comedy revue movies of the '70s I've yet seen!
22 July 2013 | by (Baton Rouge, La.) – See all my reviews

Continuing to review movies starring "SNL"ers early in their film careers, we're now still in 1977 with the completion of something originally called Coming Attractions but would eventually be released a few years later as Loose Shoes. Bill Murray, the first to join the show after the departure of a cast member-in this case Chevy Chase, appears in the "Three Chairs for Lefty" segment. He plays a condemned prisoner awaiting execution while studying to better himself. He's funny here but just about every skit-which spoofs various movie preview trailers-has something that I thought was hilarious. Oh, and Harry Shearer is another one who would eventually join "SNL". He's one of the announcers here. Oh, and since I just watched Tunnel Vision, I also have to note the appearances of Betty Thomas and Howard Hesseman from that flick doing their own funny characters (also Lynne Marie Stewart in more of a straight role). Since I grew up in the '70s, I noticed the spoofs on Billy Jack, The Bad News Bears, and Star Wars and laughed myself heartily on those. Then there's the climatic musical number that gives this movie its title which was taken from a now-politically incorrect quote by an administrator of the Ford presidency that was all-out entertaining to me. So on that note, I highly recommend Loose Shoes.


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