It Came from Hollywood (1982)

PG  |   |  Documentary, Comedy  |  10 December 1982 (USA)
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Don E. Carney ...
Gorilla Radio Announcer
Honey Sheperd ...
Punk With Rat
Teena Nickolas ...
Candy Counter Girl
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Charlotte Austin ...
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Claudia Barrett ...
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George Barrows ...
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Dan Ackroyd, John Candy, Gilda Radner and Cheech and Chong present this compilation of classic bad films from the 50's, 60's and 70's. Special features on gorilla pictures, anti-marijuana films and a special tribute to the worst film maker of all-time, Ed Wood. Written by Brian Washington <>

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Release Date:

10 December 1982 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Directo de Hollywood  »

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$5,000,000 (estimated)

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The film that introduced me to the works of Ed Wood...
18 July 1999 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

I've read a lot of negative reviews of IT CAME FROM HOLLYWOOD since it was first released, but I have to admit, I think it's hilarious. The film is broken into several sections, each introduced by one or more of the comedians. for example, John Candy pays tribute to Ed Wood (Including a remake of the "coming out" scene from GLEN OR GLENDA with Dan Aykroyd), Cheech and Chong introducing clips from the likes of THE COCAINE FIENDS, etc. Some of the clips drag, some clips have been "doctored" to seem even sillier then they really are, but with the likes of PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE and MARS NEEDS WOMEN on display, there are some great moments.

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