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Baby Snakes (1979)

Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Zappa ... Himself
Adrian Belew Adrian Belew ... Himself - Guitar
Tommy Mars Tommy Mars ... Himself - Keyboards
Terry Bozzio Terry Bozzio ... Himself - Drums
Kerry McNabb Kerry McNabb ... Himself - Soundman
Ron Delsener Ron Delsener ... Himself - Concert Promoter
Bruce Bickford Bruce Bickford ... Himself - Animator
Robert Leacock Robert Leacock ... Himself - Bickford's Cameraman (as Rob Leacock)
Ed Mann Ed Mann ... Himself - Percussion
Warren Cuccurullo Warren Cuccurullo ... Himself - Backstage Fan (as Warren Cucurullo)
Chrissie Martin Chrissie Martin ... Herself - Cuccurullo's Girlfriend (as Chris Martin)
Klaus Hundsbichler Klaus Hundsbichler ... Himself - Bickford's Film Editor
Roy Estrada Roy Estrada ... Himself - The Mexican Pope
John Smothers John Smothers ... Himself - Zappa's Bodyguard
David B. Ditkowwich David B. Ditkowwich ... Himself - Brooklyn For Zappa (as David Ditkowich)
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Rock artist Frank Zappa hosts a concert in New York City. This movie contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation. Written by Dan Priebe <av313@detroit.freenet.org>

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"Give yourself up...you are completely surrounded by Policemen..." See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 December 1979 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 1977, not released until 1979. See more »

Quotes

Frank Zappa: [referring to a stuffed animal's ass] We're gonna call this part "Burbank".
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Crazy Credits

The credited cast includes ""Frenchy the Poodle" (a stuffed toy); "Ms Pinky's Larger Sister" (a blow-up doll); "New York's Finest Crazy Persons"; "and probably lots more people whose names we couldn't find out, but whose assistance in making this film is greatly appreciated". See more »

Alternate Versions

1984 reissue was edited to 91 minutes. See more »

Connections

Featured in I Love the '70s: Volume 2 (2006) See more »

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Duck Duck Goose
Written, Produced and Performed by Frank Zappa
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Excellent!
3 June 1999 | by JeffG.See all my reviews

A must-see for every Zappa fan. This film must be seen in its original 3-hour version if possible. The live concert footage shows perfectly what an incredible musician/composer/bandleader Zappa was. The rest of the band (featuring Adrian Belew, Tommy Mars and Terry Bozzio) put in great performances as well. I wish the re-release of the "Baby Snakes" CD from four years ago was expanded to include more concert footage from this movie.


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