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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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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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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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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The "haunting" ballad 'Mondo Video', heard over the opening and closing credits, is sung to the tune of the surf guitar classic 'Telstar'. See more »

Quotes

Cat Swimming School Instuctor: Boots here couldn't swim a stroke when she first came, but look at her now.
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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 »

Connections

Features Electrocuting an Elephant (1903) 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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I saw this movie in 1979 ... Rotten flick but a must see...read on
17 August 2006 | by basset-6See all my reviews

I saw this movie in 1979, I was 17 or 18, when it was released. The theater was perhaps 1/4 full when the movie started. Ten minutes into the movie me and the friend who went with me to see the film were the only two people in the theater. The movie was really weird and had no plot or reason to its script and people demanded their money back. We decided to stay for the ENTIRE movie.... why endure such torture??... here's why. We wanted to be true movie critics... to have a standard to base all other movies on it is hard to justify saying you have seen the best movie (a 10)they always come up with something better. But, it is easy to be able to base all other movies off of the worst movie ever made (and this is it... a 1 at best). There may be other movies out there that truly qualify as a 1, but I have yet to see them. I now base all movies I see on a scale based on this worst....I AM A TRUE MOVIE CRITIC...he he.


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