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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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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

Scenes from this movie were filmed at the then residence of Mad Men (2007) Creator Matthew Weiner, when he was still a child and living with his parents. According to Weiner, the film company "ripped my parents off", destroying furniture and lying to them. See more »

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


Soundtracks

Every Day With You Girl
by The Classics IV (as Classics IV)
Courtesy of United Artists Records
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Worth A Peek
9 October 2000 | by G-Man-25See all my reviews

Before there was "American Pie," before there was "Fast Times At Ridgemont High" and even before there was "Porky's," there was "The Chicken Chronicles." Although this teen comedy is considerably tamer than any of those later films, it's still a very amusing example of the genre in it's infancy. Back in the mid-70s when this kind of movie was very popular drive-in fare, this was one of the better ones. Everything's here....high-school hijinks, totally casual sex (way before the stigma of AIDS), copious drug and alcohol use and a general atmosphere of adolescent anarchy. Fairly obscure today(not currently available on video or DVD), it's worth a viewing if you ever see it pop up on cable TV.

This was one of Steve Guttenberg's very first major roles and he displays some of the mock-innocent, winking wiseacre bad-boy charm that he would later put to good use in the Police Academy movies. The late Phil Silvers provides some of the biggest laughs as the irascible, foul-mouthed boss of the fried chicken restaurant where Guttenberg works.

Director Frances Simon displays a nice feeling for late-60s southern California, making the movie an entertaining look at a more innocent (though no less wild) era gone by.


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