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Schlock (1973)

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A small town is terrorized by "The Banana Killer", which turns out to be the missing link between man and ape.

Director:

John Landis

Writer:

John Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Landis ... Schlock
Saul Kahan Saul Kahan ... Detective Sgt. Wino
Joseph Piantadosi Joseph Piantadosi ... Ivan
Richard Gillis Richard Gillis ... Officer Gillis
Tom Alvich Tom Alvich ... Torn Cop
Walter Levine Walter Levine ... Police Thief
Eric Allison Eric Allison ... Joe Putzman
Ralph Baker Ralph Baker ... Dying Man
Gene Fox Gene Fox ... Billy
Susan Weiser-Finley Susan Weiser-Finley ... Betty (as Susan Weiser)
Jonathan Flint Jonathan Flint ... Bobby (as Jonathan A. Flint)
Amy Schireson Amy Schireson ... Barbara
Belinda Folsey Belinda Folsey ... Goria
Emile Hamaty Emile Hamaty ... Professor Shlibovitz (as E.G. Harty)
Harriet Medin ... Mrs. Blinerman (as Enrica Blankey)
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Storyline

A monkey-type monster falls in love with a blind girl, which thinks that he's a giant dog. After kidnapping the girl and fleeing king-kong-like onto the roof of a gym, he gets involved with the army. Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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A love stranger than KING KONG See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Banana Monster See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gazotskie Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The feature-length parody of 1950s monster movies was shot in 12 days in the Los Angeles area and had a budget of approximately $60,000, half of which came from Landis' personal savings. See more »

Quotes

Cal: How do you feel?
Mindy: I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.
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Crazy Credits

Baby Schlock as Itself See more »

Connections

Referenced in Schlock Defrosted (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major
Music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as Mozart)
Transcription by David Gibson
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Brilliant
8 November 2018 | by kev1908See all my reviews

Funniest film ever, a real cult classic. Watched it first years ago and he tears were streaming from my eyes I was laughing so much. I have no idea how to categorise this, beauty and beast an be the closest analogy.


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