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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.

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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 »

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Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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Production Co:

Gazotskie Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in the summer of 1971, but not released until 1973, Schlock is the first credited film by John Landis, who also starred in the title role. See more »

Quotes

Joe Putzman: Excuse me, Detective Sergeant Wino, I'm Joe Putzman. I was wondering if you'd like to reassure our viewing audience that this reign of terror in our town will soon be over. That these ghastly series of banana murders will soon cease. Can you tell us anything, give us one ray of hope that our streets will soon be safe to walk again?
Detective: No.
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Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Music by David Gibson
Words by Tonda Marton
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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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