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Record City (1978)

PG | | Comedy | February 1978 (USA)
Lighthearted comedy chronicling the exploits of the employees at a record store.


Dennis Steinmetz


Ron Friedman

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Credited cast:
Joe Abdullah Joe Abdullah ... Arab sheik
Jeff Altman ... Engineer
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ... Madeline
Leonard Barr Leonard Barr ... Sickly Man
Ed Begley Jr. ... Pokey
Nicky Blair Nicky Blair ... Old wino
Sorrell Booke ... Coznowski
Dennis Bowen Dennis Bowen ... Danny
Robert Broyles Robert Broyles ... Workman
Ruth Buzzi ... Olga
Michael Byers Michael Byers ... Rex
Michael Callan ... Eddie
Jack Carter ... Manny
Jenny Cunningham Jenny Cunningham ... Pretty Girl in The Fetus Brothers
Rick Dees ... Gordon


Lighthearted comedy chronicling the exploits of the employees at a record store.

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Get Your Laughs Off at ... THE STORE WITH MORE










Release Date:

February 1978 (USA) See more »

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Aubrey Company See more »
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ed Begley, Jr., discusses his experience making the movie on episode #202 of Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast (4/9/18), starting after the 59-minute mark. See more »


The electrical shock scene ---- that is NOT how electricity works. If someone gets shocked when they are holding a wire when someone throws mop water on them, everyone else in the building would not also be shocked. It is just very stupid, it is not funny. See more »


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Steppin' on Out
Written by Richard Wyatt Jr., Robyn Wyatt and Freddie Perren
Sung by Richard Wyatt Jr. (as Ric) & Robyn Wyatt
Music Published by Perren-Vibes Music Co. (ASCAP)
Bull Pen Music Co. (BMI)
Recorded at The Mom & Pops Co. Store
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It's a Grrrrreat Film -- after 17 or 18 beers
29 November 2001 | by chrisparson82See all my reviews

"Record City?" you say, "eh, never heard of it." Before there was EMPIRE RECORDS, there was RECORD CITY. After CAR WASH, there was.... well, RECORD CITY. Now, some of you film geeks out there might notice that this is auteur Dennis Steinmetz's only feature film. Yet the financiers didn't give the poor guy enough dough, because this opus was shot on tape, then transferred to film. Dennis deserved better! There are a few liabilities here... including the video photography -- which is reminiscent of having visine in your eyes. But, there are some virtues to be found: including some delightful performances by Alice Ghostley and Ed Begley, Jr and a script that combines the episodic flavor of CAR WASH -- only set in a record store. Considering that this film cost $6.95, it's good stuff. However, and this is not an insult, RECORD CITY plays beautifully after you've had 17 or 18 beers. Now, how many films can you say that about? If by chance this film is aired on television, I highly recommend taping it on the highest quality videotape you have available. Or, if you're a real cool kitty cat, record it on your dvd-recordable player. You owe it to yourself to have this film in your film collection -- to have and to hold -- forever and ever. RECORD CITY, all the way.

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