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The Orkly Kid (1985)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  October 1985 (USA)
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Larry organizes a talent show in an attempt to get on TV but the small town of Orkly, Idaho, isn't ready for his Olivia Newton-John impersonation.

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Larry
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Merril
John Bluto ...
Byron
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Terrance
Lila Waters ...
Mother
Shane McCabe ...
Mr. Larson
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Carrissa
Thersa Belle
Susan Conners
Dorothy Constantine
Dean Harvey
Julie Karalis
Ian Lehy
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Larry organizes a talent show in an attempt to get on TV but the small town of Orkly, Idaho, isn't ready for his Olivia Newton-John impersonation.

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This is based on an accidental documentary shot by the director. The story happened just as it happens in the film (other than the airing of the talent show on TV), and occurred entirely by circumstance when the director walked out into the news station parking lot to test a video camera and found the kid. See more »

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References Xanadu (1980) See more »

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Please Don't Keep Me Waiting
Performed by Crispin Glover
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A guy in small town Idaho channels Olivia
7 December 2005 | by (Utah) – See all my reviews

I was able to see this version in 1995 when Trent did a screening at the Utah Film and Video Center. It was so fun! Trent loved the story, and showed us the original footage of the actual guy from Beaver Utah.

So, one thing about the Orkin Kid that I noticed (although I could be remembering wrong since it's been since the Beaver Trilogy showed at Sundance in 2001 that I've seen the movie) is that they implied that the Orkin Kid had some homosexual tendencies, which wasn't in the original footage.

Growing up in Utah, seeing that footage hit close to home. I've been to (and in) a few funny talent shows, and have some old 8mm of my own.

-teehee

Thanks Trent and Crispin!


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