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Dirty Duck (1974)

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Willard, a mild mannered insurance adjuster, teams up with a foul-mouthed fowl who takes Willard on a surreal quest to become less uptight - and possibly get laid in the process.

Director:

Charles Swenson

Writers:

Howard Kaylan (additional story material) (as Eddie), Robert Ridgely (additional story material) (as 'Bob' Ridgely) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Howard Kaylan Howard Kaylan ... Willard / Nego Lady / Side Hack Rider (voice)
Mark Volman Mark Volman ... Duck / Side Hack Rider (voice)
Robert Ridgely ... Car Salesman / Man at Bus Stop / Negro Gentleman / Big Fag / Police Officer / Tank (voice) (as Robert 'Bob' Ridgely)
Cynthia Adler ... Lady in Car / Boss Lady / Small Dyke / Lady in Elevator (voice)
Walker Edmiston ... Bus Driver / Jail Orator / Small Fag / Prospector / Mexican Official / President / Man in Elevator (voice)
Joëlle Le Quément Joëlle Le Quément ... Land Lady / Lady at Bus Stop / Madam / Big Dyke (voice) (as Janet Lee)
Lurene Tuttle ... Duck's Mother (voice)
Jerry D. Good Jerry D. Good ... Transvestite Fag (voice) (as Jerry Good)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aynsley Dunbar Aynsley Dunbar ... (voice)
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Storyline

Willard, a mild-mannered insurance investigator, checks on the claim of an old woman, the owner of a tattoo parlor, who puts out a claim listing her as being dead. She tells him that her Ouija board gave her a message that she would be killed by a wizard. Willard tells her that she will not receive any money until she is dead, and, suddenly, she dies of a heart attack. Her will states that her killer would receive possession of her duck. The Dirty Duck takes Willard on a quest to experience in life to the fullest. First, they are both thrown in jail. Then, the two arrive at a house of ill repute in order to get Willard laid. Written by Alan Smithee

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An adult "Cult Classic" that's a Quack-Up! See more »


Certificate:

X | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Fred Wolf Films

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dirty Duck See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color | Black and White (some sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Caricatures of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and Frank Zappa appear briefly in the film. See more »

Quotes

Duck: I know John Lennon, I know Yoko Ono...
[Yoko Ono's head pops up and starts screaming]
Duck: Shut up, Yoko!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits were handwritten (possibly by Charles Swenson), and feature many spelling errors. (I.E. 'nego,' meaning 'NEGRO'; 'dyke' is spelled 'dike'; etc.) See more »

Connections

Spoofs King Kong (1933) See more »

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Great movie!
12 February 2010 | by madyetiSee all my reviews

I first saw this movie in high school when one of my friends rented it from an independent video store (VHS) in the late 80's. We all loved it, and I have always tried to spread the gospel of Dirty Duck since. It is the only movie that I ever owned both on VHS and now on DVD. The director of this movie, Charles Swenson, also made a little-seen kids movie called Twice Upon a Time, which is also recommended viewing for fans of subversive animated movies. That film has no gratuitous nudity or profanity, but has a very similar animation style (hand-drawn/cut animated scenes over collages). I watch it a few times a year now and always recommend it to friends. The songs are fantastic, I would love to see a soundtrack at some point. Unique animation style, wildly offensive dialog, and a rambling story make for a very entertaining 75 minutes!! It also pays to pay very close attention to the screen, because there are several throw-away gags that appear for only a few seconds scattered throughout.


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