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Coming Attractions (1978)

Loose Shoes (original title)
R | | Comedy | 1 August 1980 (USA)
Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis ... See full summary »

Director:

Ira Miller

Writers:

Ian Praiser (screenplay by), Varley Smith (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Royce D. Applegate ... Delmus
Lewis Arquette ... Warden
Tom Baker Tom Baker ... Billy Jerk
Dorothy Van Dorothy Van ... Army Nurse
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco ... Shaggy Dog (as Dan Barrows)
J.J. Barry ... Indian #1
Pat Benson Pat Benson ... Martha
Jack Bernardi Jack Bernardi ... Sam
Jane Alice Brandon Jane Alice Brandon ... Mildred
Thomas Brunelle Thomas Brunelle ... Biker
Paul Camen Paul Camen ... Lieutenant
Billy Curtis ... Menchkin
Paul David Paul David ... Kid
Anthony Davis Anthony Davis ... Guard
Danny Dayton ... Bartender
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Storyline

Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis Snatchers", Woody Allen (pre-Mia), movie trailer come-ons, Charlie Chaplin, war movies, Billy Jack. The source of the title is presented about an hour into the film. Written by Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

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There won't be a dry seat in the house!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coming Attractions See more »

Filming Locations:

Crestline, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Brooksfilms See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of two compilation comedies both made and released around the late 1970s and early 1980s that featured a main movie poster with a tongue coming out of a shoe. The other picture was The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977). See more »

Goofs

In the "Welcome to Bacon County" segment: It's nighttime when the van pulls over because it's out of gas. Inside the van it's daytime, then when Elijah and Boobies get out, it's nighttime again. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: He was born to parents who loved him, but probably didn't change his diapers enough. He grew up to be one of the most bizarre figures of the 20th century. His wealth enabled him to grow up and fulfill his every fantasy, and lustful desire. But his hobby, was watching planes fuck! now for the first time anywhere, the motion picture world explores the true story of one of the most eccentric men whoever lived... the Howard Huge story. He dated the most beautiful movie stars, and took credit for ...
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Connections

Spoofs Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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Hasn't Aged Well
13 March 2005 | by DearJohnnySee all my reviews

An occasionally amusing, often confusing, gleefully profane 70's movie that hasn't really aged well. A precursor to Saturday NIGHT LIVE, it's a hodgepodge of spoofs and takeoffs of popular movies of the time. Some of the material is quite good ('The Shaggy Studio Executive,' where Walt Disney comes back as a guy in a dog suit), some of it's dated badly (A 'Snacktime' concession stand advert featuring a stoned guy with the munchies), a lot of it you have to think for a minute or two to figure out what's supposed to be funny (Who knew the eulogist at the biker funeral was supposed to be a takeoff of Georgie Jessel?). Best if you remember the time.


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