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Dynamite Chicken (1971)

A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a... See full summary »

Director:

Ernest Pintoff (as Ernie Pintoff)

Writers:

Frank Lauria (segment), Eliza Nimmo | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Pryor ... Himself
Ace Trucking Company Ace Trucking Company ... Themselves (as Ace Trucking Co.)
Patti Deutsch ... Herself - Ace Trucking Co.
Michael Mislove ... Himself - Ace Trucking Co.
Bill Saluga ... Himself - Ace Trucking Co.
George Memmoli ... Himself - Ace Trucking Co. (as George Terry)
Fred Willard ... Himself - Ace Trucking Co.
Roy Bond Roy Bond ... Himself - Ace Trucking Co.
Ron Carey ... Himself
Marshall Efron ... Himself
Lisa Ryan Lisa Ryan ... Herself
Paul Krassner ... Himself
Peter Max ... Himself
La Rocque Bey School of Dance La Rocque Bey School of Dance ... Themselves
Jay Garner Jay Garner ... Himself
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A collection of skits, parodies, musical performances, and film clips supposedly relating to the peace movement of the late Sixties and early Seventies , but more a general patchwork than a purposeful collection. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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Let's Hear It For Sex, Drugs and Rock & Roll! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1972 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Kotopoulo dynamitis See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

Company Credits

Production Co:

Dynamite Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Govinda
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crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy, crazy...
27 August 2002 | by toaster-8See all my reviews

I was drawn to this film by it's bizarre title, and I wasn't disappointed. It's basically a collection of satirical sketches with a lot of clips of Richard Pryors at his very best, for some reason doing stand up comedy to the camera on a basketball court. It's arranged into topics which were important in America at the time of it's release, such as war, drugs, national pride (or lack thereof), police brutality, feminism and others. Some more narrow minded individuals may find this film to be intensely irritating nonsense, but I thoroughly enjoyed it, and found it to be at times hilarious, at others, poignant, but always weird.


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