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Chicken (1996)

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Dwight Serrento, once a pop-icon is now reduced to doing commercials for fried chicken. To revive his career he stages his own death. Unfortunately, chicken loving maniac Zeke finds out ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Bryan Marshall ...
Dwight Serrento
Martyn Sanderson ...
Bryce Tilfer
Ellie Smith ...
Colette Milham
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Zeke
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Will Tilfer
Joan Dawe ...
Betty Junket
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Ray Columbus ...
Himself - Funeral Guest
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Otis Milham
John Leigh
Suzanne Lynch ...
Herself - Funeral Guest
Alison Mau ...
Newsreader
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Priest
Lyndee-Jane Rutherford
Brian Sergent
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Dwight Serrento, once a pop-icon is now reduced to doing commercials for fried chicken. To revive his career he stages his own death. Unfortunately, chicken loving maniac Zeke finds out that Dwight is not really dead and makes it his life mission to pluck and fry the aging rock star as the symbol of death for his poultry friends. Written by Evan Yates

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A much underrated movie worthy of greater attention.
20 May 2001 | by (Rotorua, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The humor of Chicken is subtle and typical of the understated style of New Zealand. The acting is first class. Grant La Hood has already proved himself a deep and gently thought provoking artist. Take the time to view Chicken with a view to laughing at yourself and the human condition.


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