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A bizarre parody of the animated religious children's show "Davey and Goliath" uses actors but looks like Claymation because of the stop motion.



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Credited cast:
Todd Adams ...
Salvador Barone ...
Dad (as Sal Barone)
Susan Norman ...
Emma Strahs ...
Julia Haltigan ...
The Bear
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cyril Autun ...
Voice of Goliath (voice)
Voice of dad


This bizarre parody of the animated religious children's show Davey and Goliath uses actors but looks like Claymation because of the stop motion, distorted voices, giant prosthetic ears and hair and sets that make Pee-Wee's Playhouse look realistic. Davey's father whips him with a belt for saying that he saw a bear, though he really did see a bear, while his sister looks on in glee. His dog Goliath, actually a leopard-skin footrest with a grotesque tail, tries to help but gets whipped too. Oedipal dream sequences and Davey's revenge are also highlights in this unforgettable and darkly hilarious suburban nightmare. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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November 1989 (USA)  »

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A hilarious spoof of "Davey and Goliath"
29 July 1999 | by (DVD Drive-In) – See all my reviews

Davey and his friends see a bear chained up in town, then when Davey tells his family at the dinner table, his father calls him a liar and beats him with his belt! But is Dad a liar, too?

No synopsis could do this film justice, it is just beyond words. This movie is a perfect short subject for any cult movie experience. The makers of this film have actors play clay figures, which actually works most of the time! Adults play children and children play adults. I don't know if I'm missing any social commentary or not, but come to your own conclusions! This is still a wonderful movie, just wish it could have been longer. I just couldn't stop laughing! Watch for the bizarre dream sequences and Mother slapping her daughter!

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