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Kenny (2006)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 11 July 2008 (USA)
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This hilarious mockumentary film follows the numerous misadventures of a porta-john worker through both his personal and professional life, including an oddly glamorous excursion to the Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville, TN.

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Clayton Jacobson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Shane Jacobson ... Kenny Smyth
Travis Golland Travis Golland ... Pumper 1
Chris Davis Chris Davis ... Pat
Alf Scerri Alf Scerri ... Alf
Hayley Preusker Hayley Preusker ... Hayley
Saxon Fuller Saxon Fuller ... Pumper 2
Thomas Uerata Thomas Uerata ... Pumper 3
Kevin 'The Captain' Roy Ogston Kevin 'The Captain' Roy Ogston ... Pumper 4
Glenn Preusker Glenn Preusker ... Glenn
Kevin Roy Kevin Roy ... Pumper 5
Craig Carter Craig Carter ... Radio DJ (voice)
Pete Smith ... Radio DJ (voice) (as Peter Smith)
Adrian Atkinson Adrian Atkinson ... Air Show Manager
Mark Robertson Mark Robertson ... Robbo
Kevin 'Matey' Lee Ogston Kevin 'Matey' Lee Ogston ... Pumper 6
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From the biggest festival to the smallest church social, Kenny Smyth delivers porta-loos to them all. Ignored and unappreciated, he is one of the cogs in society's machinery; a knight in shining overalls taking care of business with his faithful 'Splashdown' crew. Follow Kenny as he tackles every septic challenge that comes his way, culminating in a pilgrimage to that Mecca of waste management, the International Pumper and Cleaner Expo in Nashville Tennessee - or as Kenny affectionately calls it, "Poo HQ". With fly-on-the-wall honesty and wit, 'KENNY' lifts the lid on one of Australia's roughest diamonds as he juggles family tensions, fatherhood and sewage with charm, humour and unflinching dignity. "It takes a certain kind of person to do what I do... No-one's ever impressed; no-one's ever fascinated... If you're a fireman, all the kids will want to jump on the back of the truck and follow you to a fire. There's going to be no kids willing to do that with me. So, I don't do it to ... Written by Anonymous

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He's number one with your number two. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude content, language and partial nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the only scene in which Kenny's ex-wife appears on camera (when dropping off their son), her image is pixellated. At the St. Kilda festival event a woman complains that she has dropped her ring and needs assistance in its recovery. Both roles are in fact played by Vicki Musso. See more »

Goofs

When Kenny takes off from Australia he is aboard a Airbus 380-300 aircraft, and when the plane finally lands he is aboard a Boeing 767. This plane is also landing at Melbourne Airport, not the USA. See more »

Quotes

Kenny: Mad as a Clown's cock
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the closing credits the words "The End" are suddenly replaced by "The ARSE End" See more »

Connections

Featured in 20 to 1: Funny Films (2007) See more »

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Go forth and conquer, Kenny!
13 January 2007 | by amandacorberSee all my reviews

This is a truly wonderful film. The acting, direction and camera-work really give it a realistic and believable feel - I actually forgot that the film was fictional while watching it. I resent a comment posted earlier on this site suggesting that this film should only be released in Australia because they are the only ones who can truly appreciate it. That's exactly the mentality that keeps these types of authentic, quirky movies struggling and big budget airhead movies so comfortable. Being Canadian does not necessarily mean I can only appreciate Canadian film, and Canadian film has no place in the global market - that's ridiculous! "Kenny" is a perfect example of a small film with a very particular focus and a healthy approach to local charm and quirkiness. Whether you've heard any of his hilarious expressions before or not, they will still be adorably funny. The characters are genuine, the story is charming and the artistic vision is strong. Obviously different cultures will appreciate films differently but I really believe that this film merits as much success as it can find. I hate to gush but really, this movie deserves much props.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 July 2008 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,857, 22 June 2008

Gross USA:

$69,220

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,732,051
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Thunderbox Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.66 : 1
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