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The Chicken Chronicles (1977)

PG | | Comedy | October 1977 (USA)
A high school senior tries to score with Margaret.

Director:

Frank Simon (as Francis Simon)

Writers:

Paul Diamond (screenplay), Paul Diamond (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Phil Silvers ... Max Ober
Ed Lauter ... Mr. Nastase
Steve Guttenberg ... David Kessler (as Steven Guttenberg)
Lisa Reeves Lisa Reeves ... Margaret
Meridith Baer ... Tracy
Branscombe Richmond ... Mark
Will Seltzer Will Seltzer ... Weinstein
Kutee Kutee ... Maddy
Gino Baffa Gino Baffa ... Charlie
Robert Resnick Robert Resnick ... Stuart
Joseph G. Medalis Joseph G. Medalis ... Mr. Phinney (as Joe Medalis)
Robin T. Williams Robin T. Williams ... Vanessa
Clark Brandon ... Lee
Jon Gries ... Tom (as Jonathon Gries)
John Starr John Starr ... Saul
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Storyline

A high school senior tries to score with Margaret.

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Taglines:

The Spirit of 69...When The Lights Turned Off...The Kids Turned On! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Crônicas Colegiais See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Chicken Enterprises See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Paul Diamond absolutely swears that the title was a tribute to Ray Bradbury's "The Martian Chronicles". See more »

Alternate Versions

Due to music licensing disputes, the home video version of this film differs slightly from the theatrical and cable television editions. See more »


Soundtracks

On The Road Again
Written by Alan Wilson and Floyd Jones
Performed by Canned Heat
Courtesy of United Artists Records
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Tame by today's standards, but still a good movie...
3 November 2011 | by RBu7688798See all my reviews

The best things about this movie are: the SONGS (on the original release), the GIRLS (Maddy, Margaret and Tracy) and the CARS!! The plot of this movie is sort of mediocre, but there are some decent scenes of Beverly Hills; with all of the (now) classic automobiles in this film there REALLY should have been more "cruising" scenes. The way the film was shot really did (and to me, still does) make you feel as though you're in May of 1969. Too bad it's so difficult to obtain licensing rights for certain songs--the soundtrack could have used some good Soul tunes like "Time Is Tight" by Booker T. and the MGs, "California Soul" from Marlena Shaw, or "Nothing But A Heartache" from the Flirtations. One final criticism: A movie set in California featuring three beautiful women (with High School as a backdrop) set in the Spring of '69 has NO BEACH SCENES??


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