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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

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A series of short, highly irreverent, and often tasteless skits.

Director:

John Landis

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

The scene in "A Fistful of Yen", in which, after Loo and Ada Gronick have talked about bribing Dr. Klahn's guards, Loo spots one of the microphones with which Dr. Klahn has bugged their room, grabs it and says, "But it would be wrong", is a reference to the White House Watergate tape of March 21, 1973, in which President Nixon was confronted with E. Howard Hunt's demand for hush money, and he insisted that the money be paid, but then said, "It would be wrong, that's for sure." Nixon's defenders seized on that line to say he was against the cover-up, even though the full context showed Nixon only thought it would be strategically, not morally, wrong to pay Hunt, because he'd just ask for more. See more »

Goofs

In the "feel-a-rama" segment the man's popcorn tin keeps rotating in his hand. 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 »

Alternate Versions

When released in Ireland, the Catholic High School Girls in Trouble segment was removed by the country's film censor as it deemed offensive to the Catholic religion. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Mamie
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Music by Trevor Duncan
EMI Songs Ltd/Peter Maurice Music
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Their First is Still Their Best
18 January 1999 | by GislefSee all my reviews

Countless Airplane and Police Squad and Hot Shots movies later, Kentucky Fried Movie is still the best Abrahams/Zucker collaboration. Rather then try to put a bunch of mini-parodies into a single overarcing theme like an airplane disaster flick, they just do...a bunch of parodies, each on its own. It seems like the "skit" movie is dead and long gone now, which is a shame, because I wouldn't mind seeing them take another shot at it. It's probably just as well they can't, though - some things just stand on their own.


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

4 November 1978 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fistful of Yen See more »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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