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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dan McCann ... Kenny
... Doug (as Michael Baldwin)
Jeff Roth ... Sherman
Ralph Richmond ... Big Doug
... Mr. Donovan
Clay Foster ... Mr. Brink
... Mr. Soupy (as Ken Jones)
Willy Masterson ... Johnny Hoffman
David Newton ... Pudwell
James E. dePriest ... Dad
Kate Coscarelli ... Mom (as S.T. Coscarelli)
Terrie Kalbus ... Marcy (as Terri Kalbus)
Margaret Alexander ... Kenny's Sister
Starla Dotson ... Sister's Friend
Eswin Cajas ... Paco
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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 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 wheelchair-bound 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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$150,000 (estimated)
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Noting the excitement of test audiences during the haunted house scene in Kenny & Company, Don Coscarelli was inspired to make the film Phantasm. Many of the actors returned for that project including Michael Baldwin, Ken Jones, Terrie Kalbus, and Reggie Bannister. See more »

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Rave for an underappreciated film
22 March 2000 | by See all my reviews

The Genre of movies intended for viewers age 10-14 tend to be either crass exploitation or idiotic morality tales. Kenny and Co. is that rare gem of a film that transcends the limitations of it's genre.

There must have been a window in the mid '70's where it was possible to produce a "kid" movie with both heart and brain intact. The Bad News Bears (first film) is another example. In the era of Mortal Kombat and the latest Star Wars regurgitation, this well-written, fully realized, (and delightfully 'dated') work is a joy. Don Coscarelli, who went on to notoriety with the Phantasm B-Horror series, should be noted for this sensitive, aware, and charmingly non-condescending look at young malehood.

I am very interested in finding a copy of Kenny & CO. on tape, and I notice that one of the other posters on this board mentions having a copy. If you are willing to share, please contact

thanks and keep watching. jm


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