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Skidoo (1968)

Infamous psychedelic all-star comedy about ex-gangster Tony Banks, who's called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks ... See full summary »

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Otto Preminger
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jackie Gleason ... Tony Banks
Carol Channing ... Flo
Frankie Avalon ... Angie
Fred Clark ... A Tower Guard
Michael Constantine ... Leech
Frank Gorshin ... The Man
John Phillip Law ... Stash
Peter Lawford ... The Senator
Burgess Meredith ... The Warden
George Raft ... The Skipper
Cesar Romero ... Hechy
Mickey Rooney ... 'Blue Chips' Packard
Groucho Marx ... 'God'
Arnold Stang ... Harry
Doro Merande ... The Mayor
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Storyline

Infamous psychedelic all-star comedy about ex-gangster Tony Banks, who's called out of retirement by mob kingpin God to carry out a hit on fellow mobster "Blue Chips" Packard. When Banks demurs, God kidnaps his daughter Darlene on his luxury yacht. Written by Alex Barylski <asbarylski@msn.com>

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Taglines:

It takes two to skidoo.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some nudity and drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 December 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Skidoo - Ein Happening in Love See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Otto Preminger Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In the film's TV-viewing opening, Otto Preminger's film In Harm's Way (1965) is featured. Preminger always complained about having his films cut to pieces on TV. Thus, Carol Channing's character says, "No, I never watch films on TV . . . they always cut them to pieces." See more »

Quotes

Girl Answering Phone: [answers phone] Worldwide Pot and Compound Festival. Make love, not war.
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Crazy Credits

The film begins with a cartoon figure in striped prison clothing dancing across the film's title and Otto Preminger's credit on the main characters' TV set. The channel is switched by Jackie Gleason before any other names are revealed. See more »

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Featured in Inside the Marx Brothers (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Home on the Range
(uncredited
Lyrics by Brewster M. Higley and music by Daniel E. Kelley
Sung by Slim Pickens while high on LSD
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Do you smell something?
10 November 2004 | by lustron1See all my reviews

This film is unbelievable... Big stars, a big Hollywood director... and what they came up with is the movie equivalent of a car wreck!

You don't want to look, but you find yourself unable not to.

Don't get me wrong, I've seen this film a dozen times and it still blows my mind how this ever got put on film. You won't believe your eyes or ears!

And Groucho Marx and half of the cast never looked more worse for wear.

By far, this is one of my favorite "bad" films. Watch it... and then blame the dog!


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