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'''''The Kentucky Fried Movie''''' is a 1977 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_film independently made] American satire [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthology_film anthology] [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedy_film comedy film], produced by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jorgensen Kim Jorgensen], Larry Kostroff, [[File:The_Kentucky_Fried_Movie_(1977)_Poster.jpg|thumb]]and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_K._Weiss Robert K. Weiss] and directed by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Landis John Landis]. Among the numerous star cameos are [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lazenby George Lazenby], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bixby Bill Bixby], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Gibson Henry Gibson], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Dennen Barry Dennen], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sutherland Donald Sutherland], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Dow Tony Dow], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Bishop_(singer) Stephen Bishop], and the voice of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadoe_Stevens Shadoe Stevens]. According to David Zucker on the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_commentary DVD commentary] track, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Letterman David Letterman] auditioned for the role of the newscaster but was not selected. The film also features many former members of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Groundlings The Groundlings] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_City The Second City]. The "feature presentation" portion of the film stars [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_C._Kim Evan C. Kim] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido hapkido] Grand Master [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bong_Soo_Han Bong Soo Han]. ''The Kentucky Fried Movie'' marked the first film appearances of a number of actors who later became famous, as well as being the vehicle that launched the careers of the Zucker brothers, Abrahams, and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Landis Landis].
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'''''The Kentucky Fried Movie''''' is a 1977 [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_film independently made] American satire [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthology_film anthology] parody [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comedy_film comedy film], produced by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Jorgensen Kim Jorgensen], Larry Kostroff, [[File:The_Kentucky_Fried_Movie_(1977)_Poster.jpg|thumb]]and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_K._Weiss Robert K. Weiss] and directed by [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Landis John Landis]. Among the numerous star cameos are [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Lazenby George Lazenby], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bixby Bill Bixby], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Gibson Henry Gibson], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barry_Dennen Barry Dennen], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donald_Sutherland Donald Sutherland], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Dow Tony Dow], [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Bishop_(singer) Stephen Bishop], and the voice of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shadoe_Stevens Shadoe Stevens]. According to David Zucker on the [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVD_commentary DVD commentary] track, [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Letterman David Letterman] auditioned for the role of the newscaster but was not selected. The film also features many former members of [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Groundlings The Groundlings] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Second_City The Second City]. The "feature presentation" portion of the film stars [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_C._Kim Evan C. Kim] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hapkido hapkido] Grand Master [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bong_Soo_Han Bong Soo Han]. ''The Kentucky Fried Movie'' marked the first film appearances of a number of actors who later became famous, as well as being the vehicle that launched the careers of the Zucker brothers, Abrahams, and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Landis Landis].
   
 
Landis' work on the film was responsible for his being recommended to direct ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_House National Lampoon's Animal House]'' in 1978.<sup id="cite_ref-BosGlobe_4-0">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kentucky_Fried_Movie#cite_note-BosGlobe-4 [4]]</sup>
 
Landis' work on the film was responsible for his being recommended to direct ''[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_House National Lampoon's Animal House]'' in 1978.<sup id="cite_ref-BosGlobe_4-0">[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kentucky_Fried_Movie#cite_note-BosGlobe-4 [4]]</sup>

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The Kentucky Fried Movie is a 1977 independently made American satire anthology parody comedy film, produced by Kim Jorgensen, Larry Kostroff,

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and Robert K. Weiss and directed by John Landis. Among the numerous star cameos are George LazenbyBill BixbyHenry GibsonBarry DennenDonald SutherlandTony DowStephen Bishop, and the voice of Shadoe Stevens. According to David Zucker on the DVD commentary track, David Letterman auditioned for the role of the newscaster but was not selected. The film also features many former members of The Groundlings and The Second City. The "feature presentation" portion of the film stars Evan C. Kim and hapkido Grand Master Bong Soo HanThe Kentucky Fried Movie marked the first film appearances of a number of actors who later became famous, as well as being the vehicle that launched the careers of the Zucker brothers, Abrahams, and Landis.

Landis' work on the film was responsible for his being recommended to direct National Lampoon's Animal House in 1978.[4]

The film's writers were the team of David Zucker, Jim Abrahams, and Jerry Zucker, who subsequently wrote and directed Airplane!Top Secret!, and the Police Squad! television series and its film spin-offs, The Naked Gun films.

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