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Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)

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Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".

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Michael O'Donoghue

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Mitch Glazer (as Mitchell Glazer), Michael O'Donoghue | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Donoghue ... Mr. Mike
Dan Aykroyd ... Church of Jack Lord leader / Himself
Rhonda Coullet Rhonda Coullet ... Singer at Church of Jack Lord
Jane Curtin ... Herself
Carrie Fisher ... Herself
Teri Garr ... Herself
Joan Hackett ... Herself (voice)
Debbie Harry ... Herself (as Deborah Harry)
Sarah Holcomb ... Herself
Margot Kidder ... Herself
Bill Murray ... Man on the Street
Laraine Newman ... Herself
Gilda Radner ... Herself
Sid Vicious ... Himself
Foster MacKenzie III Foster MacKenzie III ... Root Boy Slim / Himself (as Root Boy Slim)
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Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The TV show that can't be shown on TV!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Broadway Video,Project X See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first cat thrown into the pool was Michael O'Donoghue's cat, Cal. The scene was supervised by armed ASPCA agents. Dirk Wittenborn's chest was scratched heavily by the cats. See more »

Quotes

Carrie Fisher: I wouldn't kick Ralph Nader outta bed
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Crazy Credits

(After the credits): If you enjoyed "Mr. Mike's Mondo Video" you'll love "Mr. Mike's Gandhi" soon to be a major motion picture directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley. See more »

Alternate Versions

The home video version omits Sid Vicious' version of "My Way" We still see the footage, but there is no sound and we get a roller caption explaining that the publishing company refused to allow them to include the include the song on the tape. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Mondo cane (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

The Haunting Theme from Mondo Video
Lyrics by Michael O'Donoghue and Emily Prager
Music by Joe Meek (from 'Telstar')
Sung by Julius LaRosa
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Possibly the strangest thing ever put on film.
21 June 1999 | by vermnboySee all my reviews

The title of my summary pretty much says it all. The movie is hilarious, but there are less "belly" laughs than there are "Where the hell did that come from?" laughs. As National Lampoon fans know, Michael O'Donoghue was an "evil genius" of comedy. His philosophy was that there's no such thing as "too far", and that rings clearly in this film. The movie was banned from TV by the FCC, for obvious reasons. I highly recommend this movie to lovers of dark, surreal comedy, or the underground movement. Chances are that if you have a short attention span, or stay with the mainstream, it's not for you. Praise Jack Lord!


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