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Schlock (1973)

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A small town is terrorized by "The Banana Killer", which turns out to be the missing link between man and ape.

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John Landis

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John Landis
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Landis ... Schlock
Saul Kahan Saul Kahan ... Detective Sgt. Wino
Joseph Piantadosi Joseph Piantadosi ... Ivan
Richard Gillis ... Officer Gillis
Tom Alvich Tom Alvich ... Torn Cop
Walter Levine Walter Levine ... Police Thief
Eric Allison Eric Allison ... Joe Putzman
Ralph Baker Ralph Baker ... Dying Man
Gene Fox Gene Fox ... Billy
Susan Weiser-Finley Susan Weiser-Finley ... Betty (as Susan Weiser)
Jonathan Flint Jonathan Flint ... Bobby (as Jonathan A. Flint)
Amy Schireson Amy Schireson ... Barbara
Belinda Folsey Belinda Folsey ... Goria
Emile Hamaty Emile Hamaty ... Professor Shlibovitz (as E.G. Harty)
Harriet Medin ... Mrs. Blinerman (as Enrica Blankey)
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Storyline

A monkey-type monster falls in love with a blind girl, which thinks that he's a giant dog. After kidnapping the girl and fleeing king-kong-like onto the roof of a gym, he gets involved with the army. Written by Markus Lasermann <mslaserm@trick.informatik.uni-stuttgart.de>

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Man's Missing Link Has Just Moved Into The Neighborhood. But Is Suburbia Ready For Schlock? See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 March 1976 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

The Banana Monster See more »

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Budget:

$60,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Gazotskie Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was released on DVD by Anchor Bay Entertainment in 2001. See more »

Quotes

Cal: How do you feel?
Mindy: I feel more like I do now than I did when I got here.
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Crazy Credits

Baby Schlock as Itself See more »

Connections

Referenced in An American Werewolf in London (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Sudden Impulses
Music by David Gibson
Lyrics by Tonda Marton
Performed by Kelley Morgan
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I am not Schlocked
31 July 2019 | by TweetienatorSee all my reviews

The Schlock really got its funny moments but there are parts that do not work very well or where the humor feels rather forced and some scenes are even rather boring. Also from a today's perspective I would add some real gore to spice things up. Therefore, I won't say that Schlock is a classic or cult (like other reviewers claim) or even a must-watch. But I am also not a great fan of director John Landis' biggest hit The Blues Brothers (good but not outstanding in my view). All in all, okay to kill some spare time - if you want to go on a nostalgic trip.


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