WriterGino Capone, Galliano Juso Release dateApril 5, 1996 (Turkey)
August 21, 1996 (Spain) Music directorUmberto Smaila, Giovanni Nuti CastJerry Calà (Vladimiro), Demetra Hampton (Sigourney), Alessia Marcuzzi (Airplane hostess), Lawrence Steven Meyers (Dr. Eggs), Rossy de Palma (Necrophelia Addams), Paolo Paoloni (Scientist) Similar moviesAlessia Marcuzzi appears in Chicken Park and Gunslingers Revenge
TaglineA Comedy 65 Million Feathers In The Making
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Chicken Park is a 1994 comedy parody film directed by and starring Jerry Calà that parodies various movies, especially the 1993 film Jurassic Park. The movie was released on April 5, 1996 in Turkey and Calà's directorial debut.
When Vladimiro's (Jerry Calà) chicken is stolen while he's in the Dominican Republic for a cockfight, he immediately begins trying to get it back. During his searches he discovers an entire zoo full of gigantic chickens.
Jerry Calà as Vladimiro
Demetra Hampton as Sigourney
Alessia Marcuzzi as Airplane hostess
Lawrence Steven Meyers as Dr. Eggs
Rossy de Palma as Necrophelia Addams
The film was shot between Santo Domingo and Rome. It was filmed in English. The budget was two and a half billion lire. The film marked both the directorial debut of Calà and the film debut of actress Alessia Marcuzzi. It was also the last work as special effects artist for Antonio Margheriti. Calà had previously announced his debut as director with a completely different project, a biographical drama film about Umberto Bossi and Lega Nord, Il Longobardo, that was eventually abandoned.
The film mainly parodies Jurassic Park but also references many outher films and cultural icons in some gags, such as The Addams Family, Home Alone, The Deer Hunter, Full Metal Jacket, Sister Act, Pretty Woman, Hot Shots!, Il Postino: The Postman and Edward Scissorhands. Moreover, Pope John Paul II appears as washer.
Chicken Park premiered at the 14th edition of Fantafestival, in which it entered the main competition. Due to production problems, it was not released theatrically in Italy. Broadcast by Italia 1, at its television premiere the film was seen by over 4 million people. The film was later released in Turkey as Piliç parki and subsequently in Spain as Pollo jurásico.
Critical reception for the film was generally negative, with L'espresso calling the film "trash" and MDZ Online commenting that the film was of such poor quality that it had the potential to become a cult classic. Film critic Marco Giusti described the film as "supertrash", "more stupid than funny" and a film in which the best actor probably is Jo, the chicken owned by Calà. According to film critic Paolo Mereghetti the film fails almost entirely to raise a smile and the English version of the film, with Calà self-dubbing himself, is a must for trash-lovers. According to author Massimo Bertarelli, the film is just made of "exasperating drollery and depressing sloppiness".