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Kentucky Fried Movie
     

The Kentucky Fried Movie

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Director: John Landis

Cast: Donald Sutherland, George Lazenby, Master Henry Gibson

 
Comedy writers David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams of Airplane and The Naked Gun fame got their start at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, when they formed a theatrical group known as The Kentucky Fried Theater. The Kentucky Fried Movie is based on the KFT's gag-filled theatrical skits. Including well-known stars such as Bill Bixby,

Overview

Comedy writers David and Jerry Zucker and Jim Abrahams of Airplane and The Naked Gun fame got their start at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, when they formed a theatrical group known as The Kentucky Fried Theater. The Kentucky Fried Movie is based on the KFT's gag-filled theatrical skits. Including well-known stars such as Bill Bixby, Donald Sutherland, Tony Dow, George Lazenby and Henry Gibson, the film has over 22 different segments of varying lengths. Some are seconds long. Longer segments include such highlights as: "Zinc Oxide," which spoofs school educational films; "Cleopatra Schwartz," a spoof of female blaxploitation action films, whose heroine is married to a rabbi; "Sex Record," which depicts a couple who are attempting to follow the step-by-step instructions of a how-to-do-it record; "Catholic High School Girls In Trouble," and "A Fistful of Yen," (the longest episode), which is an elaborate spoof of martial-arts films.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Perry Seibert
Released around the same time as other media-parody sketch-comedy films like The Groove Tube and The Boob Tube, The Kentucky Fried Movie shares with those films a fetish for female flesh and a reliance on sexually related jokes. What sets it apart from those other films is an obvious love for the targets of their satire. A parody of Bruce Lee films is funny for anyone, but those familiar with Enter the Dragon will appreciate the care that went into the details. Only true TV aficionados would actually get the adult Tony Dow to reprise his role from Leave It to Beaver, -- but have him play it as if Wally had never aged. The "ZAZ" writing team shows all the trademark techniques they would become famous for with the Airplane, Naked Gun, and Hot Shots films: bad puns, a penchant for the politically incorrect, and an ability to get at the heart of overworked genres. The disaster film, the blaxploitation films, and '70s soft-core sex romps are all parodied by trailers that manage to mock the excesses of those films by being so irreverently over-the-top themselves. It's a safe bet that this film would receive an NC-17 if it were released today. Director John Landis would not get this material completely out of his system. He went on to direct segments of the very similar 1987 effort Amazon Woman on the Moon, a film that, in its intermittent success, shows how difficult it is to make a sketch-comedy film as consistently funny as Kentucky Fried Movie.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/09/2001
UPC:
0021442090831
Original Release:
1977
Rating:
R
Source:
BEST FILM VIDEO

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Donald Sutherland Clumsy
George Lazenby Architect
Master Henry Gibson Himself
Bill Bixby Himself
Tony Dow Wally
Bong Soo Han Dr. Klahn
Jim Abrahams Various Roles
Forrest J. Ackerman Jurist
Michael Alaimo Usher
Newell Alexander The Firechief
Richard James Baker Dino
Richard Barrett Bald Beer Drinker
Stephen Bishop Charming Guy
Susan Breslau Jurist
Victoria Carroll The Nurse
David Clover Husband
Anna Crawford Mother
Barry Dennen Claude LaMont
Uschi Digard Woman in Shower
Agneta Eckemyr Ming Chow
Rick Gates Boy
Tony Gaznick CIA Agent
Marcy Goldman Housewife
Ed Griffith Host (Danger Seekers)
Eloise Hardt Sheila Hamilton
Marilyn Joi Cleopatra
Dulcie Jordan Guest #1
Nathan Jung Bulkus
Saul Kahan Schwartz
Michael Kearns Man in Shower
Janice Kent Barbara Duncan
Evan Kim Loo
Michael Laurence Frank Bowman
Gracia Lee Guest #2
Mark Levine Boy Going Blind
Colin Male Argon Spokesman
Jeff Maxwell Man (Feel-A-Round)
Michael McManus Hornung
Eric Micklewood Asquith
Derek Murcott Pennington
Lenka Novak Linda Chambers
Manny Perry Big Jim Slade
Ellen Regan Judy Morton
Jack Roberts The Governor
Sheila Rogers Guest #3
Felix Silla Crazed Clown
Tara Strohmeier Girl
Stephen Stucker Stenographer
Neil Thompson Newscaster
William Tregoe John Fitzsimmons
Gwen van Dam Mrs. Burke
Dick Yarmy Taylor
Charlotte Zucker Jurist
David Zucker Various Roles
Jerry Zucker Various Roles
Joe Medalis Paul Burmaster
John-Anthony Bailey Actor

Technical Credits
John Landis Director
George Folsey Editor
Mort Garson Score Composer
Rich Havel Art Director
Jim Abrahams Screenwriter
Kim Jorgensen Executive Producer
Igo Kantor Musical Direction/Supervision
Bill Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen M. Katz Cinematographer
Larry Kostroff Associate Producer
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Schindler Asst. Director
Robert Weiss Producer
Jerry Zucker Screenwriter
David Zucker Screenwriter

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The Kentucky Fried Movie 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is absolutely fantastic! Everything about it works perfectly to the comedy sketches they were going for. You have to be a fan of old movies and classics in order to fully appreciate this film.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago