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The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977)

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A series of short, highly irreverent, and often tasteless skits.

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John Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marilyn Joi ... Cleopatra Schwartz (segment "Cleopatra Schwartz")
Saul Kahan Saul Kahan ... Schwartz (segment "Cleopatra Schwartz")
David Zucker ... Man (segment "His New Car") / Technician #2 (segment "Eyewitness News") / Grunwald (segment "Courtroom")
Marcy Goldman ... Housewife (segment "Household Odors")
Dulcie Jordan Dulcie Jordan ... Guest #1 (segment "Household Odors")
Gracia Lee Gracia Lee ... Guest #2 (segment "Household Odors")
Sheila Rogers Sheila Rogers ... Guest #3 (segment "Household Odors")
Joseph G. Medalis Joseph G. Medalis ... Paul Burmaster (segment "High Adventure") (as Joe Medalis)
Barry Dennen ... Claude LaMont (segment "High Adventure")
Colin Male ... Spokesman (segment "Argon") / Voice Overs
Ed Griffith Ed Griffith ... Host (segment "Danger Seekers")
Robert Starr ... Rex Kramer (segment "Danger Seekers")
Richard Gates ... Boy (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Rick Gates)
Tara Strohmeier ... Girl (segment "Eyewitness News") (as Tara Strohmeir)
Neil Thompson Neil Thompson ... Newscaster (segment "Eyewitness News")
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Storyline

Madcap spoof, a collection of comedy skits includes the Kung-Fu parody, "A Fistful Of Yen" and "Catholic School Girls In Trouble." Enjoy the future of movie-going with the "Feel-A-Round" theater experience. See a notable and highly respected actor as the clumsiest waiter in motion picture history. Watch such character as Cleopatra Schwartz and Big Jim Slade tickle your funny bone until it has to be removed surgically! Written by Edwin van Oorschot <info@edwinvanoorschot.nl>

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This movie is totally out of control!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

4 November 1978 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

A Fistful of Yen See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marilyn Joi took the role of Cleopatra Schwartz on the condition that she would play the title role if a Cleopatra Schwartz film were ever made. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene of A Fistful of Yen, the British flag on the wall is upside down. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Newscaster: The popcorn you are eating has been pissed in. Film at eleven.
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Crazy Credits

Before the credits start, there is a short bit with the TV anchorman saying "The popcorn you're eating has been pissed in, film at eleven". For the TV version, this is replaced with "I'm not wearing any pants, film at 11" See more »

Alternate Versions

A version aired on Comedy Central (and perhaps on other channels) features a small variety of edits:
  • The 'Cleopatra Schwartz' sequence is censored heavily for language and nudity
  • During the closing sequence (where the teenagers are having sex on the couch, and the news crew is watching), the camera zoom is altered several times so that nothing but the teens' faces show. The zooms are awkward, and blatantly added.
  • The entirety of the 'Catholic School Girls In Trouble' scene is missing. It is listed in the credits, however.
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Soundtracks

Soft Memories
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Music by James Kenelm Clarke
KPM Music Ltd
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Saturday Night Live on acid
15 March 1999 | by PIST-OFFSee all my reviews

There's something to be said for any movie that actually has a character named "Enormous Genitals". This is the first movie by the Zucker Brothers, the same geniuses that brought us Airplane, Top Secret and the Naked Gun movies. Haven't seen this yet? Pull up a nice comfy chair and get ready for 90 of the most hilarious minutes of film you can find. Cleopatra Schwartz is a riot, A Fistful Of Yen is the best spoof of Enter The Dragon or any Kung Fu film ever. The mock commercials are funny too. Anybody with Attention Deficit Disorder like me, this is the movie for you. It never stops moving, not for a minute. Henry Gibson's bit roll in this will have you laughing for days. But it's Samuel L. Bronkowitz's presentation of Catholic High School Girls In Trouble that will sit in you the longest. Best line: "Show me your/you're nuts! They certainly have.


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