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Flicks (1987)

 -  Comedy  -  January 1987 (USA)
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A parody of Saturday afternoon matinee's, including coming attractions and a cartoon.

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Liz Stone (segment 'Philip Alien')
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Capt. Grace (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Tang (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy') / Arthur Lyle (segment 'House of the Living Corpse')
Betty Kennedy ...
Beth Lyle (segment 'House of the Living Corpse')
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Stoner (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Red (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Walt (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Tech #1 (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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Tech #2 (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy') (as David A. Lewis)
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Joyce (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Genie Lawrence ...
Jodie (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Rose Marie Perfect ...
Louise (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Jay Donahue ...
Tiger (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Luke Andreas ...
Emery (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
Cathryn Hartt ...
Janette (segment 'New Adventures of the Great Galaxy')
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A parody of TV and old movies in the tradition of Kentucky Fried Movie and Amazon Women on the Moon. The genres skewered here include cartoons (featuring a Cat and Mouse team from the 40's now living in a retirement home and crabbing about cartoons nowadays), old serial adventures, horror movies and science fiction flicks. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Filmed in 1981 but never released theatrically. See more »

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"You gotta stop living in the past".
8 March 2014 | by (the Mad Hatter's tea party.) – See all my reviews

Think along the lines of "Amazon Women on the Moon", and this film did come out the same time and you have the lesser known "Flicks". Maybe not as effective as that previous mentioned film, but this wacky and pleasing send-up of yesteryear's Saturday matinée serials did have more hits than misses in what was a imaginative comedy that doesn't deserve to be forgotten. I probably would liked a little more variety, but the choices showed some freshness it how it tackled the loony premise. What's on show; bizarre newsreels, animated opening and epilogue involving retired cartoon stars. Then bring on the up-coming attractions; with the names attached to "No Way Jose", I bet you couldn't wait. Then we get features like the zany Flash Gordon spoof "New Adventures of the Great Galaxy", horror films get turn upside down in "The House of the Living Corpse" (my pick of the lot) and then we get a human-size bug thinking himself as a suave private eye in "Philip Alien". The cast featured some comic performances by Pamela Sue Martin, Joan Hackett and Martin Mull. The clever dialogues go hand-to-hand with the source material. In all its silly, but fun and spot on with its snappy gags in its quick and breezy format.


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