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Chicken (1996)

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Dwight Serrento, once a pop-icon is now reduced to doing commercials for fried chicken. To revive his career he stages his own death. Unfortunately, chicken loving maniac Zeke finds out ... See full summary »

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Grant Lahood

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Grant Lahood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bryan Marshall ... Dwight Serrento
Martyn Sanderson Martyn Sanderson ... Bryce Tilfer
Ellie Smith Ellie Smith ... Colette Milham
Cliff Curtis ... Zeke
Jed Brophy ... Will Tilfer
Claire Waldron Claire Waldron ... Vicky Serrento
Joan Dawe Joan Dawe ... Betty Junket
Sean Feehan Sean Feehan ... Otis Milham
Adele Chapman Adele Chapman ... Iris Zenda
Desmond Kelly Desmond Kelly ... Frank Tilfer
Lucy Schmidt Lucy Schmidt ... Jenny
Marton Csokas ... Young Dwight
Julia Truscott Julia Truscott ... Young Iris
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Sonny
Peter Hambleton ... Plastic surgeon
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Dwight Serrento, once a pop-icon is now reduced to doing commercials for fried chicken. To revive his career he stages his own death. Unfortunately, chicken loving maniac Zeke finds out that Dwight is not really dead and makes it his life mission to pluck and fry the aging rock star as the symbol of death for his poultry friends. Written by Evan Yates

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Comedy

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Country:

New Zealand

Language:

English

Filming Locations:

Wellington, New Zealand

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Budget:

NZD2,700,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A much underrated movie worthy of greater attention.
20 May 2001 | by bedefrSee all my reviews

The humor of Chicken is subtle and typical of the understated style of New Zealand. The acting is first class. Grant La Hood has already proved himself a deep and gently thought provoking artist. Take the time to view Chicken with a view to laughing at yourself and the human condition.


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