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Dynamite Chicken (1971)

A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a... See full summary »

Director:

Ernest Pintoff (as Ernie Pintoff)

Writers:

Frank Lauria (segment), Eliza Nimmo | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pryor ... Self
Ace Trucking Company Ace Trucking Company ... Themselves (as Ace Trucking Co.)
Patti Deutsch ... Self - Ace Trucking Co.
Michael Mislove ... Self - Ace Trucking Co.
Bill Saluga ... Self - Ace Trucking Co.
George Memmoli ... Self - Ace Trucking Co. (as George Terry)
Fred Willard ... Self - Ace Trucking Co.
Roy Bond Roy Bond ... Self - Ace Trucking Co.
Ron Carey ... Self
Marshall Efron ... Self
Lisa Ryan Lisa Ryan ... Self
Paul Krassner ... Self
Peter Max ... Self
La Rocque Bey School of Dance La Rocque Bey School of Dance ... Themselves
Jay Garner Jay Garner ... Self
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A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a purposeful collection. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Something to Offend Everyone!! See more »

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Comedy

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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Govinda
Performed by The Colwell-Winfield Blues Band
[from "Cold and Blues"]
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So this is what they did before public access!
29 February 2004 | by ChungMoSee all my reviews

A rambling incoherent collection of commentary, skits and "psychedelic" imagery.

Unless you have a historical interest about a particular person featured in the mess I would avoid watching this. I got it from a friend because a mutual friend of ours was in it. I tried to sit through it but was reduced to fast forwarding. I almost never do that.

If there was some sort of connecting thread between all the stuff that happens it would be bearable. The only thing I could see was a need for the director to get some counter-culture filler between his animated collages of newspapers and magazines and shots of naked women. He must have had a lot of fun filming them. The director's leaning are clear when he gives a lot of screen time to Al Goldstein of Screw Magazine.

Richard Pryor tries hard but, like most stand up comics, his routines flop without a live audience to bounce off of. One of the Ace Trucking, Co. skits did make me smile and it's interesting to see a young Fred Willard.

Be forewarned, some of the people listed as appearing are on very briefly. This one is barely worth a dollar in the second-hand shop.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1972 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kotopoulo dynamitis See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Production Co:

Dynamite Productions See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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