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The Kentucky Fried Movie (10-Aug-1977)

Director: John Landis

Writers: Jim Abrahams; David Zucker; Jerry Zucker

Keywords: Comedy, Comedy Sketches

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jim Abrahams
Film Director
10-May-1944   Airplane!
Forrest J. Ackerman
24-Nov-1916 4-Dec-2008 Mr. Science Fiction
Bill Bixby
22-Jan-1934 21-Nov-1993 David Banner on The Incredible Hulk
Tony Dow
13-Apr-1945   Wally on Leave It to Beaver
Henry Gibson
21-Sep-1935 14-Sep-2009 Laugh-In
George Lazenby
5-Sep-1939   On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Branscombe Richmond
8-Aug-1955   Bobby Sixkiller on Renegade
Felix Silla
11-Jan-1937   Cousin Itt on The Addams Family
Shadoe Stevens
Game Show Host
3-Nov-1947   The voice of Hollywood Squares
Donald Sutherland
17-Jul-1935   The Dirty Dozen
David Zucker
Film Director
16-Oct-1947   Airplane!
Jerry Zucker
Film Director
11-Mar-1950   Ghost


Review by anonymous (posted on 7-Mar-2006)

Based on sketches and routines originated by the fringe theater group Kentucky Fried Theatre, the Kentucky Fried Movie is low on budget but high on laughs, presenting an entertainingly tasteless string of parodies of advertising, exploitation cinema, television shows, movie trailers and kung-fu flicks with a firm visual guide in director John Landis and some unlikely guest performers, including George Lazenby, Donald Sutherland, Bill Bixby and Henry Gibson. The faint of heart and the easily offended should steer well clear, however, as the content can be pretty raunchy in places and not everyone will find jokes about dead children, transvestites, bestiality and voyeurism funny, but it remains a vibrant and anarchic slice of anarchic American film comedy. The brains behind the Kentucky Fried Movie went on to create the Airplane! series and the Naked Gun films.

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