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The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 July 1985 (USA)
An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Becker
... Terri
... T. George McDowell
... Kim
... Juliana
Max Gillies ... Frank
... Bushman
... Fred
David Slingsby ... Waiter
Tim Finn ... Phillip
Colleen Clifford ... Mrs. Haversham
Rebecca Smart ... DMZ
Esben Storm ... Country Hotel Manager
Steve Dodd ... Mr. Joe
... Marjorie
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An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the Kid's" persistence is tested he's given a tour of the man's plant, and they begin talking of a joint venture. Things get more complicated when the Coca-Cola man begins falling in love with his temporary secretary, who seems to have connections to the valley. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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A movie felt never so refreshing!

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Coca Cola Kid  »

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The movie's The Coca-Cola Kid (1985) title and story content had to be cleared with the Coca-Cola Company according to David Stratton in his book "The Avocado Plantation". A disclaimer is presented at the start of the movie and an even shorter abridged version of it appears on the film's trailer. See more »

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The room service man hands Becker a silenced revolver. With the exception of obsolete Russian Nagant M1895, revolvers are not able to be suppressed because the cylinder/barrel gap allows hot gas, and therefore sound, to escape. See more »

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[first lines]
Cabin Steward: G'day ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Australia.
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Catering: 'Kaos' (Highly recommended by the whole cast & crew) See more »

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References Lemonade Joe (1964) See more »

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Home For My Heart
Composed & written by Tim Finn
Performed by Tim Finn, Phil Manzanera, Alan Spenner, Charlie Morgan & Guy Fletcher
Produced by Phil Manzanera, Cup/Enz Productions
With the permission of CBS/Mushroom Records, Mushroom Music & Enz Music
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50% great strange movie - 50% stupid Hollywood comedy
17 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

Makavejev's recipe for finally making some money. And it works! This is in the same time his worst and most famous movie. The stupid Hollywood comedy part and casting attracts random public and secures watchability for everyone, and the other art part was fun to make in his own surrealist style and observe the reactions, including the one from the coca cola company. How did a Serbian avanguard director get to organize such a team and set (action star Eric Roberts as an American marketing guru sent to Australia) remains a funny mystery to me. Every Makavejev movie is completely different so even here it was hard to imagine where will the movie go, this is the first one that made me laugh. Eric is actually very good, Greta Scacchi even better(!), and i also liked the guy with pipe, all the acting is decent, but i think the real star is the little girl (Rebecca Smart), she's just brilliant. So this is basically a crossroad: if you liked the part that made "no" sense google Makavejev, otherwise keep with Eric Roberts.


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