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Genre  Comedy, Short
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Director  Ernie Fosselius
Screenplay  Ernie Fosselius
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Writer  Ernie Fosselius
Initial release  October 1980
Running time  28 minutes
Porklips Now movie poster
Music director  Ernie Fosselius, Dick Bright, Ken Melville, Tom Donald
Cast  Ernie Fosselius (Mertz), Billy Gray (Dullard), John Brent (Head Butcher), Jim Turner (Rick), Larry Walker (Famous Italian Director)
Similar movies  Ernie Fosselius directed Porklips Now and Hardware Wars

Porklips now


Porklips Now is a short, low budget parody film, made in 1980 by the American director Ernie Fosselius, based on the 1979 motion picture Apocalypse Now.

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It chronicles the journey of Dullard (played by William "Billy" Gray, most famous as "Bud" in the Father Knows Best TV series), a gardener and handyman, sent to Chinatown by two butchers to meet a business rival, Fred "Madman" Mertz, and "take care of business". The film cleverly and humorously incorporates references to signature elements of the film on which it is based, albeit in a somewhat conspicuously low-budget manner.

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Echoing a widely held if erroneous belief about Apocalypse Now, the film features several alternate endings.

The film was included on the compilation VHS release Hardware Wars, and Other Film Farces from Warner Home Video and is currently available on VHS and DVD from Pyramid Direct Films.

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Complete credited cast

  • Billy Gray - Dullard
  • Ernie Fosselius - Mertz/Kilroy
  • John Brent - Head Butcher
  • Leon Martell - Butcher's Aide
  • Mark Lee - "Slick"
  • Jim Turner - Rick
  • Larry Walker - "Famous Italian Director"
  • Tom Bullock - photographer
  • DVD release

    In 2009, Apprehensive Films released Porklips Now onto DVD.

    References

    Porklips Now Wikipedia
    Porklips Now IMDb Porklips Now themoviedb.org


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