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The Coca-Cola Kid (1985)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 14 July 1985 (USA)
An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own ... See full summary »

Director:

Dusan Makavejev

Writers:

Frank Moorhouse (screenplay by), Denny Lawrence (additional dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eric Roberts ... Becker
Greta Scacchi ... Terri
Bill Kerr ... T. George McDowell
Chris Haywood ... Kim
Kris McQuade ... Juliana
Max Gillies ... Frank
Tony Barry ... Bushman
Paul Chubb ... Fred
David Slingsby David Slingsby ... Waiter
Tim Finn Tim Finn ... Phillip
Colleen Clifford Colleen Clifford ... Mrs. Haversham
Rebecca Smart Rebecca Smart ... DMZ
Esben Storm Esben Storm ... Country Hotel Manager
Steve Dodd Steve Dodd ... Mr. Joe
Ian Gilmour ... Marjorie
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Storyline

An eccentric marketing guru visits a Coca-Cola subsidiary in Australia to try and increase market penetration. He finds zero penetration in a valley owned by an old man who makes his own soft drinks, and visits the valley to see why. After "the Kid's" persistence is tested he's given a tour of the man's plant, and they begin talking of a joint venture. Things get more complicated when the Coca-Cola man begins falling in love with his temporary secretary, who seems to have connections to the valley. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Taglines:

The movie that came out of the fridge! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 July 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coca Cola Kid See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to show-business trade paper 'Variety' the film was actress Greta Scacchi's "first major film role since Heat and Dust (1983)". See more »

Goofs

Just after Becker takes the old lady from the Tiger Moth and carries her over to his Jeep, the airplane has turned around by itself and moved over to the side of the road. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Cabin Steward: G'day ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Australia.
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Crazy Credits

The film opens with the following disclaimer, in this exact way as written heightening the exact words in capital letters. "This FILM is a WORK of FICTION. Neither the FILM nor its MAKERS have any CONNECTION with THE COCA-COLA COMPANY or any of its SUBSIDIARIES or AFFILIATES. THE COCA-COLA COMPANY has not licensed, sponsored or approved of this FILM in any way. All PERSONS, EVENTS and CHARACTERS in this FILM are entirely fictional. The FILM in no WAY purports to present an accurate ACCOUNT of THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, its SUBSIDIARIES or AFFILIATES in AUSTRALIA - PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE. COCA-COLA and COKE are registered TRADEMARKS which identify the same PRODUCT of THE COCA-COLA COMPANY. The DYNAMIC RIBBON DEVICE is also a TRADEMARK of THE COCA-COLA COMPANY." See more »

Connections

References Lemonade Joe (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Strange Night
Composed & written by Tim Finn
Performed by Tim Finn, Neil Finn, Nigel Griggs, Ricky Fataar & Paul Hester
Produced by Mark Moffatt (as Mark Moffat) & Ricky Fataar
With the permission of Mushroom Records, Mushroom Music & Enz Music
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Things Go Better with Coke
30 December 2011 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

Jetting to Australia on a business trip, Coca-Cola marketing expert Eric Roberts (as A. Becker) has trouble finding an American newspaper and tries to fend off advances from sexy secretary Greta Scacchi (as Terri). She wants to have sex with Mr. Roberts desperately - and won't take "no" for an answer. His mind is more on how to get her tenacious father, eccentric cola producer Bill Kerr (as T. George McDowell), to realize "Coke is it!" The locals have been strangely alienated from America's favorite soft drink. Roberts is famous for tripling Coke intake, but the small Australian community doesn't partake...

Dusan Makavejev directs this stylish, but disconnected satire. It seems off-track by the time Roberts attends a gender-bending outing; possibly, this is Ms. Scacchi further testing his sexual availability. She and scene-stealing little Rebecca Smart (as Rebecca aka "DMZ") have a show-stopping nude shower scene; maybe this is to be taken as the pause that refreshes. David Slingsby does well as a fawning waiter who mistakes Roberts for a CIA agent. The original power pop Coca-Cola jingle written by Tim Finn (of Split Enz) is excellent. Absurdity is the rule of thumb, and Roberts' mannequin-like performance fits.

****** The Coca-Cola Kid (5/85) Dusan Makavejev ~ Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi, Bill Kerr, David Slingsby


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