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Mr. Mike's Mondo Video (1979)

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Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".

Director:

Michael O'Donoghue

Writers:

Mitch Glazer (as Mitchell Glazer), Michael O'Donoghue | 6 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Donoghue ... Mr. Mike
Dan Aykroyd ... Church of Jack Lord leader / Himself
Rhonda Coullet Rhonda Coullet ... Singer at Church of Jack Lord
Jane Curtin ... Herself
Carrie Fisher ... Herself
Teri Garr ... Herself
Joan Hackett ... Herself (voice)
Debbie Harry ... Herself (as Deborah Harry)
Sarah Holcomb ... Herself
Margot Kidder ... Herself
Bill Murray ... Man on the Street
Laraine Newman ... Herself
Gilda Radner ... Herself
Sid Vicious ... Himself
Foster MacKenzie III Foster MacKenzie III ... Root Boy Slim / Himself (as Root Boy Slim)
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Storyline

Mike O'Donoghue's parody of "Mondo Cane" showcases curious performers, strange musicians, celebrity mutations and unusual short films, including Thomas Alva Edison's "Elephant Electrocution".

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The TV show that can't be shown on TV!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 September 1979 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Broadway Video, Project X See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The first cat thrown into the pool was Michael O'Donoghue's cat, Cal. The scene was supervised by armed ASPCA agents. Dirk Wittenborn's chest was scratched heavily by the cats. See more »

Quotes

Dan Aykroyd: I'm proud to say I'm an actual genetic mutant.
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Crazy Credits

(After the credits): If you enjoyed "Mr. Mike's Mondo Video" you'll love "Mr. Mike's Gandhi" soon to be a major motion picture directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Ben Kingsley. See more »

Alternate Versions

The home video version omits Sid Vicious' version of "My Way" We still see the footage, but there is no sound and we get a roller caption explaining that the publishing company refused to allow them to include the song on the tape. See more »

Connections

References The Deputy Dawg Show (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

My Way
Written by Claude François, Jacques Revaux and Paul Anka (uncredited)
Performed by Sid Vicious
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Worst Movie ever
2 November 2008 | by huntandhuntSee all my reviews

If you enjoy the original SNL cast and shows then avoid this movie at all costs. When this first came out my friends and I waited in line for over an hour to get in to a sold out movie house. half way through the movie the theatre was 3/4 empty. We refused to leave thinking it would get better. When the movie ended we were the only ones left in the theatre. The movie lasted only one day in all theaters then vanished from sight. In interviews with "Mr. Mike" he refused to comment on this film. The film was an inside joke on the episodes of SNL that came out right after the films release and closing in one day. We all tried to contact "Mr. Mike" by phone and mail to get a refund but were totally ignored.


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