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The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

 -  Comedy  -  14 July 1985 (USA)
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An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Terri
William Henry Kerr ...
T. George McDowell (as Bill Kerr)
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Kim
Kris McQuade ...
Juliana
Max Gillies ...
Frank Hunter
Tony Barry ...
Bushman
Paul Chubb ...
Fred
David Slingsby ...
Waiter
Tim Finn ...
Philip
Colleen Clifford ...
Mrs. Haversham
Rebecca Smart ...
DMZ
Esben Storm ...
Country Hotel Manager
Steve Dodd ...
Mr. Joe
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Marjorie
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An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the Kid's" persistence is tested he's given a tour of the man's plant, and they begin talking of a joint venture. Things get more complicated when the Coca-Cola man begins falling in love with his temporary secretary, who seems to have connections to the valley. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A movie felt never so refreshing!

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14 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Coca Cola Kid  »

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Trivia

This film was produced without the knowledge or consent of the international offices of the Coca-Cola Company. However, since both the company and its product were depicted so favorably in the film (as well as the film being free advertising), they took no legal action against the parties involved. See more »

Goofs

Becker takes his glasses off twice when Terri's husband enters the office. See more »

Quotes

Kim: How was that, Mr. Becker?
Becker: Well, you tell me. Is that the Australian sound? I mean do we have the Australian sound here?
Kim: I'd say that's easily as Australian as... well, a barbed-wire canoe. As Australian as... a shit sandwich.
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Crazy Credits

Catering: 'Kaos' (Highly recommended by the whole cast & crew) See more »

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Referenced in Coca Cola Kid (1997) See more »

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Strange Night
Composed & written by Tim Finn
Performed by Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Ricky Fataar & Paul Hester
Produced by Mark Moffatt (as Mark Moffat) & Ricky Fataar
With the permission of Mushroom Records, Mushroom Music & Enz Music
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Many faceted story
7 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What catches your attention? What grabs your fancy? Each character in this quirky poetic film seems to have their own agenda. Watch closely and you'll see each one individually become attracted to something - that 'thing' being very different in each case - as different as individual personality. But what should one look for, listen for, reach out for? A sound that says Australia? An effervescence with a bubbly personality? Is it something wrapped in a flag? Could it, Coka Cola Kid, be hidden behind ice frost? The story, sometimes dark and shadowy, whispers, "Open your eyes and you'll find the right thing to reach for and, like Repunzel, 'live happily ever after'!"


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