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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

R | | Comedy | 10 August 1977 (USA)
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A series of short, highly irreverent, and often tasteless skits.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cleopatra Schwartz (segment "Cleopatra Schwartz")
Saul Kahan ... Schwartz (segment "Cleopatra Schwartz")
... Man (segment "His New Car") / Technician #2 (segment "Eyewitness News") / Grunwald (segment "Courtroom")
... Housewife (segment "Household Odors")
Dulcie Jordan ... Guest #1 (segment "Household Odors")
Gracia Lee ... Guest #2 (segment "Household Odors")
Sheila Rogers ... Guest #3 (segment "Household Odors")
Joseph G. Medalis ... Paul Burmaster (segment "High Adventure") (as Joe Medalis)
... Claude LaMont (segment "High Adventure")
Colin Male ... Spokesman (segment "Argon") / Voice Overs
Ed Griffith ... Host (segment "Danger Seekers")
... Rex Kramer (segment "Danger Seekers")
Richard Gates ... Boy (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Rick Gates)
... Girl (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Tara Strohmeir)
Neil Thompson ... Newscaster (segment "Eyewitness News")
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Storyline

Madcap spoof, a collection of comedy skits includes the Kung-Fu parody, "A Fistful Of Yen" and "Catholic School Girls In Trouble." Enjoy the future of movie-going with the "Feel-A-Round" theater experience. See a notable and highly respected actor as the clumsiest waiter in motion picture history. Watch such character as Cleopatra Schwartz and Big Jim Slade tickle your funny bone until it has to be removed surgically! Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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This movie is totally out of control!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Release Date:

10 August 1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

11 O'Clock News  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$650,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$15,000,000, 31 December 1977

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,000,000, 31 December 1978
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Some of the movies shown in the film, such as "A Fistful of Yen" and "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble", are produced by fictitious Producer Samuel L. Bronkowitz, who is not ever seen in this movie. But an actor, portraying Samuel L. Bronkowitz, does host one of this film's trailers, presenting The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) to audiences. See more »

Goofs

During Ron's report about the strike, the padding where the arrow lands is visible. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Newscaster: The popcorn you are eating has been pissed in. Film at eleven.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits start, there is a short bit with the TV anchorman saying "The popcorn you're eating has been pissed in, film at eleven". For the TV version, this is replaced with "I'm not wearing any pants, film at 11" See more »

Connections

References Deep Throat (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Heavy Bopper
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Music by Alan Moorhouse
KPM Music Ltd
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A film of extra ordinary magnitude
30 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

The writers of Airplane! honed their comedic edge a few years earlier putting this smorgasboard together. Film is a Firesign Theatre-esque "comedy anthology", a group of generally good comedy skits centered around a very funny martial arts take-off. Ages rather well despite being frequently copied. The persons responsible for this movie have my gratitude.


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