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The Hoboken Chicken Emergency (1984)

Arthur is asked to pick up a bird for Thanksgiving dinner, so he brings home a 266-pound chicken named Henrietta. The family welcome her with open arms, but the neighbors are not so sure ... See full summary »

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Peter Baldwin

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Arthur Alsberg (teleplay), Don Nelson (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Benny Baker
Vivian Bonnell ... Pamela Gershner (secretary)
Hamilton Camp ... Gibbons
Keene Curtis ... Crandall
Richard Deacon ... City Council Member
Stephanie Edwards Stephanie Edwards ... Newscaster
John Finnegan
Alice Ghostley ... Narrator / Mrs. Gluskin
Arlene Golonka
Jerry Houser
Gabe Kaplan ... Anthony DePalma
Bill McLean
Clive Revill
J. Jay Saunders
Van Snowden ... Henrietta the chicken
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Arthur is asked to pick up a bird for Thanksgiving dinner, so he brings home a 266-pound chicken named Henrietta. The family welcome her with open arms, but the neighbors are not so sure and then Henrietta escapes... Written by RK

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Wonderworks: The Hoboken Chicken Emergency See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Final TV movie appearance for Richard Deacon, who had passed away three months before its debut. See more »

Connections

Edited into Doggiewoggiez! Poochiewoochiez! (2012) See more »

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The greatest memory of elementary school
9 October 2001 | by arkoSee all my reviews

Never before have I asked so many people about a movie and recieved nothing in response.. This obscure little movie is the one thing that reminds me of Elementary School, and the only people I know that have seen it went to my same school.. We saw this little gem constantly during school designated "movie time" and I'm very very thankful for that.. Though I've tried and tried I haven't seen it since then, so my memory is very sketchy... This movie reminds me as a take off of Jack and the Beanstalk, a kid searches for a turkey for his family thanksgiving and recieves a gigantic chicken in return.. Plots like this do not exist anymore.. If you have a chance, rent it, buy it, watch it over and over..


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