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Coming Attractions (1978)

Loose Shoes (original title)
R | | Comedy | 1 August 1980 (USA)
Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis ... See full summary »

Director:

Ira Miller

Writers:

Ian Praiser (screenplay by), Varley Smith (screenplay by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Royce D. Applegate ... Delmus
Lewis Arquette ... Warden
Tom Baker Tom Baker ... Billy Jerk
Dorothy Van Dorothy Van ... Army Nurse
Beans Morocco Beans Morocco ... Shaggy Dog (as Dan Barrows)
J.J. Barry ... Indian #1
Pat Benson Pat Benson ... Martha
Jack Bernardi Jack Bernardi ... Sam
Jane Alice Brandon Jane Alice Brandon ... Mildred
Thomas Brunelle Thomas Brunelle ... Biker
Paul Camen Paul Camen ... Lieutenant
Billy Curtis ... Menchkin
Paul David Paul David ... Kid
Anthony Davis Anthony Davis ... Guard
Danny Dayton ... Bartender
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Storyline

Broad satire and buffoonery presented as a series of movie trailers. Among the titles and subjects are: "The Howard Huge Story", "Skate-boarders from Hell", "The Invasion of the Penis Snatchers", Woody Allen (pre-Mia), movie trailer come-ons, Charlie Chaplin, war movies, Billy Jack. The source of the title is presented about an hour into the film. Written by Raymond Clay <banquosa@concentric.net>

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There won't be a dry seat in the house!

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1980 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coming Attractions See more »

Filming Locations:

Crestline, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Brooksfilms See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Actor-comedian Howard Hesseman has appeared such other compilation comedies as Tunnel Vision (1976) and Amazon Women on the Moon (1987). See more »

Goofs

In the "Welcome to Bacon County" segment: It's nighttime when the van pulls over because it's out of gas. Inside the van it's daytime, then when Elijah and Boobies get out, it's nighttime again. See more »

Quotes

Narrator: He was born to parents who loved him, but probably didn't change his diapers enough. He grew up to be one of the most bizarre figures of the 20th century. His wealth enabled him to grow up and fulfill his every fantasy, and lustful desire. But his hobby, was watching planes fuck! now for the first time anywhere, the motion picture world explores the true story of one of the most eccentric men whoever lived... the Howard Huge story. He dated the most beautiful movie stars, and took credit for ...
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Connections

Spoofs The Bad News Bears (1976) See more »

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Classic comedy history moment!
12 June 2000 | by wallahSee all my reviews

While most of the film could be described as mildly amusing at best, there is a piece of filmic comedy history contained within it for the "Darktown after dark" movie trailer, that makes this film a must see for anyone who appreciates truly great comedy! I guarantee* that when you hear the mock blues song that notes the bad start to the singers day, then not only will the title of this film become clear, but you will be in a state of extreme merriment for quite sometime.

*(Please note that this guarantee is not valid anywhere within the planet called Earth.)


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