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The Groove Tube

  • Comedy
  • 1974
  • Ken Shapiro
  • 72 mins
  • X

Summary

A collection of skits that make fun of 1970s television, featuring early appearances by Chevy Chase and Richard Belzer.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This saucy upstart of a movie pokes fun at all aspects of US TV. A spin-off from the similarly themed theatrical production, it consists of a series of sketches satirising such small-screen fare as children's programmes, sports broadcasts and adverts. As with most comedy ventures it is inconsistent, but its scatological scattergun approach means that it does occasionally hit some worthwhile targets - and when it does the film is rewardingly funny. With its X-rated, bad-taste style this can be seen as the forerunner to later shock comedies like Kentucky Fried Movie and Dumb and Dumber.

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Credits

Cast

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The HitchhikerBuzzy Linhart
The GirlRichmond Baier
Theatre GirlChristine Nazareth
Mouth AppealPaul Norman
Mouth AppealVictoria Medlin
The Fingers / Geritan / "Four Leaf Clover" Chevy Chase
GeritanJennifer Welles
Koko the Clown / Kramp TV Kitchen / The Dealer / Newscaster /"Just You, Just Me"Ken Shapiro
PresidentRichard Belzer
Butz BeerBill Kemmill
Butz BeerAlex Stephens

Crew

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DirectorKen Shapiro

Details

Theatrical distributor
G.T.O. Films
Released on
1975-06-19
Languages
English
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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