The Chicken Chronicles (1977)

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Set in the 1960s, the film concerns a high-school senior (Steve Guttenberg, in his first film role) who works at a restaurant while trying to capture the attention of an attractive girl (Lisa Reeves).
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Studio:
Lionsgate

Cast

Steve Guttenberg
as David Kessler
Raven De La Croix
as Mrs. Worth
Ed Lauter
as Mr. Nastase
Phil Silvers
as Max Ober
Will Seltzer
as Weinstein
Lisa Reeves
as Margaret
Ben Marley
as Saxon Runner
Peter Bruni
as Mr. Sourian
Joseph Medalis
as Phinney
Yvon Arai
as Mark's Father
Joe Medalis
as Phinney
Kutee
as Maddy
Gino Baffa
as Charlie Kessler
Ed Wright
as Old Man in Hospital
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This movie is a sort of pre-cursor to the 80s teen comedies, and it's a very fun and humorous movie. It's not great, but I enjoyed it.

Aj V
Aj V

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[url="http://bp0.blogger.com/_tLercVPgzNQ/Ry5tRpA-5gI/AAAAAAAAAG8/89CHPCS2uns/s1600-h/chickenchronicles.jpg"][img]http://bp0.blogger.com/_tLercVPgzNQ/Ry5tRpA-5gI/AAAAAAAAAG8/89CHPCS2uns/s320/chickenchronicles.jpg[/img][/url][font=Courier New]Before [i]Porky's[/i] was a huge success and the 1980's were full of teenage sex comedies, there was 1977's [i]The Chicken Chronicles.[/i] Steve Guttenberg stars in his first major role; right from the start you can see some of the charisma that made him a major star for much of the 80's.[/font] [font=Courier New]The film pretty much set the standard for the teen-sex comedy plot. It's about a virgin trying to lose it with one of the hottest girls in school. It's fairly tame compared to the films that followed; with minimal swearing and no nudity, but they aren't shy about the use of marijuana. You could probably call it one of the first pot comedies as well; it proceeded [i]Up In Smoke[/i] by a year. [/font] [font=Courier New][/font] [font=Courier New]The film is fairly funny, nothing gut busting; but of course I've seen most of these jokes a thousand times, it probably felt fresh at the time. Guttenberg does a good job carrying the film, he's in almost every scene. His buddy played by Branscombe Richmond, is good as his partner-in-crime. But Gino Baffo, who was only in three films in his career, steals the show as his wise-ass little brother. The film climaxes at the big end of the school year party, and Guttenberg of course ends up with the "plain looking" girl that he's been friends with throughout the film. [/font]

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