Skidoo (1968)

98 mins | Comedy | 1968

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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco and at the Lincoln Heights Jail in Los ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco and at the Lincoln Heights Jail in Los Angeles. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
An Otto Preminger Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
ART DIRECTORS
Visual consultant
Art dir
Asst art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
Negative cutter
SET DECORATOR
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost coordinator
Cost des
Ward
Ward
MUSIC
Mus arr & cond
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Titles
DANCE
Choreog
MAKEUP
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Executive asst to the prod
Prod mgr
Prod mgr
Scr supv
Prod secy
Casting
Dial coach
Ch elec
Key grip
SOURCES
SONGS
"Skidoo," words and music by Harry Nilsson, sung by Carol Channing.
PERFORMER
COMPOSER
DETAILS
Premiere Information:
Miami, Florida, opening: 19 December 1968
Copyright Claimant:
Sigma Productions
Copyright Date:
31 October 1968
Copyright Number:
LP36994
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Widescreen/ratio
Panavision
Duration(in mins):
98
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Former mobster Tony Banks now operates a carwash and lives with his wife, Flo, in an affluent San Francisco suburb. His peaceful existence is disrupted, however, when his teenaged daughter, Darlene, falls in love with Stash, a long-haired hippie, and two underworld cronies, Hechy and his son Angie, arrive with word that their gangland boss--"God"--wants Tony to do one last job by rubbing out "Blue Chips" Packard, an imprisoned mobster who is planning to tell all to a Senate crime committee in return for a life of luxurious solitary confinement. At first Tony balks at "God"'s suggestion, but he changes his mind when his best friend, Harry, is shot through the head. Once Tony's imprisonment has been arranged, Flo permits Stash and his flower friends to camp on the front lawn and take over the household. While in jail Tony ingests some LSD-soaked stationery belonging to his draft-dodging cellmate, the "professor," and goes on an acid trip that convinces him that violence is evil. To avoid killing "Blue Chips," Tony and the professor get the entire prison high on LSD-spiked soup and then make a getaway in garbage cans attached to balloons made from plastic food bags. As they make an aerial landing on "God"'s yacht, where Darlene is being held prisoner, Flo and Stash arrive by water with a flotilla of hippies. Outwitted and outnumbered, "God" (dressed in hippie clothes) sails off on a raft with the professor, and Tony is happily reunited with Flo, Darlene, and Stash--his new ... +


Former mobster Tony Banks now operates a carwash and lives with his wife, Flo, in an affluent San Francisco suburb. His peaceful existence is disrupted, however, when his teenaged daughter, Darlene, falls in love with Stash, a long-haired hippie, and two underworld cronies, Hechy and his son Angie, arrive with word that their gangland boss--"God"--wants Tony to do one last job by rubbing out "Blue Chips" Packard, an imprisoned mobster who is planning to tell all to a Senate crime committee in return for a life of luxurious solitary confinement. At first Tony balks at "God"'s suggestion, but he changes his mind when his best friend, Harry, is shot through the head. Once Tony's imprisonment has been arranged, Flo permits Stash and his flower friends to camp on the front lawn and take over the household. While in jail Tony ingests some LSD-soaked stationery belonging to his draft-dodging cellmate, the "professor," and goes on an acid trip that convinces him that violence is evil. To avoid killing "Blue Chips," Tony and the professor get the entire prison high on LSD-spiked soup and then make a getaway in garbage cans attached to balloons made from plastic food bags. As they make an aerial landing on "God"'s yacht, where Darlene is being held prisoner, Flo and Stash arrive by water with a flotilla of hippies. Outwitted and outnumbered, "God" (dressed in hippie clothes) sails off on a raft with the professor, and Tony is happily reunited with Flo, Darlene, and Stash--his new son-in-law. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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