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The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (1984)

TV Movie  -   -  Family | Comedy
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Arthur is asked to pick up a bird for Thanksgiving dinner, so he brings home a 266-pound chicken named Henrietta. The family welcome her with open arms, but the neighbors are not so sure ... See full summary »

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Benny Baker
Vivian Bonnell ...
Pamela Gershner (secretary)
Hamilton Camp ...
Gibbons
Keene Curtis ...
Crandall
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City Council Member
Stephanie Edwards ...
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Anthony DePalma
Bill McLean
J. Jay Saunders
Van Snowden ...
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Arthur is asked to pick up a bird for Thanksgiving dinner, so he brings home a 266-pound chicken named Henrietta. The family welcome her with open arms, but the neighbors are not so sure and then Henrietta escapes... Written by RK

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Fascinating glimpse into soul of chicken.
30 December 2005 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

"The Hoboken Chickn Emergency," is perhaps, one of the greatest exercises in surrealism since Salvador Dali's "Un Chien Andalou". The symbolism denoted by the chicken is at the same time nostalgic for a simple, more agricultural time, and characteristic of a new, more frantic lifestyle. The concept of the "emergency", has it's roots in the 1903 film, Edwin S. Porter's "The Life of an American Fireman".

The recalling of such cinematic classics as these surely puts "The Hoboken Chicken Emergency" in a class far above similar efforts.

Truly an American masterpiece.

JM/ZM


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