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Porklips Now (1980)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Short | April 1980 (USA)
Spoof of Apocalypse Now has health inspector Will Dullard traveling by car "uptown" with two friends to have a meeting with a certain Mertz, the owner of a meat processing shop, to "... See full summary »

Director:

Ernie Fosselius

Writer:

Ernie Fosselius
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Billy Gray ... Dullard (as William Gray)
Ernie Fosselius ... Mertz / Kilroy
John Brent John Brent ... Head Butcher
Leon Martell Leon Martell ... Butcher's Aide
Mark Lee Mark Lee ... Slick (segment "Cook")
Jim Turner ... Rick (segment "Kook")
Larry Walker Larry Walker ... Famous Italian Director
Tom Bullock Tom Bullock ... The Shutterbug
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Spoof of Apocalypse Now has health inspector Will Dullard traveling by car "uptown" with two friends to have a meeting with a certain Mertz, the owner of a meat processing shop, to "investigate with extreme predjudice." Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Short

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Not Rated
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Trivia

As the film this lampoons had two endings, this film has three. See more »

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Famous Italian Director: Welcome to the screening ladies and gentlemen. I'm the director, I'd like to make, uh, just a few brief comments before we start. While we're watching the film I DON'T want you thinking about the 40 million dollars that were spent and the millions and millions of feet of film that were shot over a period of four *agonizing* years - just put that stuff right outta your mind. It's all in your program anyway, I think it's uh... volume 7. I especially don't want you thinking about the analogy of ...
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Ernie "Ford" Fosselius Presents See more »

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Spoofs Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Outstanding son, outstanding!
29 September 2006 | by RalphNumbersSee all my reviews

"Never get out of the car. Mertz got out of the car. Then he got out of the car business..."

Did you like "Apocalypse Now" ? Then you should love "Porklips Now," probably the greatest no-budget amateur film (the indy hadn't yet been invented) of the '80s. Spot-on parody fantastically directed with truly bizarre performances. Skewers its target in less than 30 minutes with the best Brando impression of all time.

Why the heck isn't this available on DVD (along with director Ernie Fosselius' "Hardware Wars") ? And why didn't Fosselius end up directing feature comedies ?? Your mission is to find this film. And you're not borrowing my raggedy VHS copy.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

April 1980 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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