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Kenny & Company (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | November 1976 (USA)
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In the days leading up to Halloween in a Southern California suburb, 11-year-old Kenny and his best friend, Doug, play flag football, ride skateboards, get into mischief, and fend off the ... See full summary »

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Don Coscarelli

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Don Coscarelli
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan McCann Dan McCann ... Kenny
A. Michael Baldwin ... Doug (as Michael Baldwin)
Jeff Roth Jeff Roth ... Sherman
Ralph Richmond Ralph Richmond ... Big Doug
Reggie Bannister ... Mr. Donovan
Clay Foster Clay Foster ... Mr. Brink
Kenneth V. Jones ... Mr. Soupy (as Ken Jones)
Willy Masterson Willy Masterson ... Johnny Hoffman
David Newton David Newton ... Pudwell
James E. dePriest James E. dePriest ... Dad
Kate Coscarelli Kate Coscarelli ... Mom (as S.T. Coscarelli)
Terrie Kalbus Terrie Kalbus ... Marcy (as Terri Kalbus)
Margaret Alexander Margaret Alexander ... Kenny's Sister
Starla Dotson Starla Dotson ... Sister's Friend
Eswin Cajas Eswin Cajas ... Paco
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Storyline

In the days leading up to Halloween in a Southern California suburb, 11-year-old Kenny and his best friend, Doug, play flag football, ride skateboards, get into mischief, and fend off the neighborhood bully, Johnny Hoffman. Ten-year-old Sherman, better known as "dumb ol' Sherman," lives across the street from Kenny and always tags along, making a nuisance of himself. Kenny falls in love with classmate Marcy, who spurns him, and he suffers the loss of Bob, his beloved but ailing dog. At school, Kenny interacts with his friendly teacher named Mr. Donovan, a foreign exchange student named Paco, and the class clown, Pudwell. As Halloween approaches, Kenny, Doug, and Sherman create their own crazy costumes, set off powerful firecrackers, go out unsupervised for trick-or-treating, and at the climax, pull a prank on a spooky old lady living in a haunted house. Written by Larry B.

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A Film the Public Says it Wants. No Sex, Blood or Violence. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

PG
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

November 1976 (USA) See more »

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Kenny & Co. See more »

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Budget:

$150,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Noting the excitement of test audiences during the "haunted house" scene in Kenny & Company, Don Coscarelli was inspired to make his next film, Phantasm (1979). Many of the actors returned for that project including A. Michael Baldwin, Kenneth V. Jones, Terrie Kalbus, and Reggie Bannister. See more »

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My 1970's childhood, revisited
11 December 2018 | by characters-132-663775See all my reviews

I vividly remember seeing Kenny & Co in the movie theater where I grew up in Pomona, CA. I would have been about 7. The movie matches my recollection of how I grew up as a kid in 1970's Southern California. Skateboards....Kay Bee toy stores....smoggy days...hanging out all day and coming home when the street lights came on. As in the movie, blonde kids were cooler...your friend's parents never were. There is one scene that I remember being particularly sad...and as an adult, it's still sad! Decent acting from a bunch of amateur actors just doing what kids do. This movie is so much better than the terrible trailer - if you were a kid from the 1970s, it's a must see and fun trip.


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