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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

R | | Comedy | 10 August 1977 (USA)
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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!

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Comedy

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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

The name of Producer Samuel L. Bronkowitz, whose name features in several movie segments, was a spoof of the name of Hollywood producers Samuel Z. Arkoff and Samuel Bronston. Both were still working when this picture came out, Bronston was producing Brigham (1977). See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene of A Fistful of Yen, the British flag on the wall is upside down. 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 Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

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Maniac Pursuit
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Music by Trevor Duncan
KPM Music Ltd
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Saturday Night Live on acid
15 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

There's something to be said for any movie that actually has a character named "Enormous Genitals". This is the first movie by the Zucker Brothers, the same geniuses that brought us Airplane, Top Secret and the Naked Gun movies. Haven't seen this yet? Pull up a nice comfy chair and get ready for 90 of the most hilarious minutes of film you can find. Cleopatra Schwartz is a riot, A Fistful Of Yen is the best spoof of Enter The Dragon or any Kung Fu film ever. The mock commercials are funny too. Anybody with Attention Deficit Disorder like me, this is the movie for you. It never stops moving, not for a minute. Henry Gibson's bit roll in this will have you laughing for days. But it's Samuel L. Bronkowitz's presentation of Catholic High School Girls In Trouble that will sit in you the longest. Best line: "Show me your/you're nuts! They certainly have.


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