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Porky’s

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94 minutes – Comedy
Release date: March 19, 1982
DVD release date: November 2006
Canadian distributor: Astral Films
US distributor: 20th Century Fox

This raunchy teen comedy, a rehash of American Graffiti via National Lampoon’s Animal House, is about a group of frat boys in 1950s Florida trying to get laid. Porky’s made a ton of money (producer Harold Greenberg built the Astral Communications empire on the profits), spawned two sequels, and it has enshrined itself as the most reviled film in the Canadian canon. The reviews were so harsh (Variety called it ‘astonishingly vulgar … has to be seen to be believed’) and the worldwide box office so huge (exceeding $100 million) that no other Canadian film even comes close.* Porky’s has been dismissed as an aberration, a bad joke, but given the comic extremes of Dumb and Dumber and American Pie, the film’s juvenile, foul-mouthed humour seems more like a harbinger of things to come. – Essential Guide to Canadian Film

* The 2006 film Bon Cop Bad Cop replaced Porky’s as the highest grossing film in Canada. The 2010 film, Resident Evil: Afterlife replaced Porky’s as the highest grossing Canadian film at the worldwide box office.

Read our review of the Porky’s Special Collector’s Edition DVD.



Porky’sPorky’s
Crew:
Producer:Don Carmody
Bob Clark
Executive Producer:

Harold Greenberg
Arnold Kopelson
Melvin Simon

Associate Producer:

Gary Goch

Director:

Bob Clark

Screenwriter:

Bob Clark

Cinematographer:

Reginald H. Morris

Editor:

Stan Cole

Composer:

Paul Zaza
Carl Zittrer

Cast:Roles:

Dan Monahan
Mark Herrier
Wyatt Knight
Roger Wilson
Cyril O’Reilly
Tony Ganios
Kaki Hunter
Kim Cattrall
Nancy Parsons
Scott Colomby
Boyd Gaines
Doug McGrath
Susan Clark
Art Hindle
Wayne Maunder
Alex Karras
Chuck Mitchell
Eric Christmas
Bill Hindman
John Henry Redwood
Jack Mulcahy
Rod Ball
Julian Byrd
Bill Fuller
Will Knickerbocker
Bill Wohrman
Roger Womack
Gary Maas
Ilse Earl
Jill Whitlow
Pat Lee
Terry Guthrie
Joanne Marsic
Peter Conrad
Butch Raymond
Cash Baron
Cash Spadard
Lisa O’Reilly
Allene Simmons
Cathy Garpershak
Jon Cecka
Don Daynard
Carl Zittrer

Pee Wee
Billy
Tommy
Mickey
Tim
Meat
Wendy
Honeywell
Balbricker
Brian Schwartz
Coach Brackett
Coach Warren
Cherry Forever
Ted Jarvis
Cavanaugh
Sheriff Wallace
Porky
Mr. Carter
Coach Goodenough
Conklin
Frank
Steve
Cop no. 1
Cop no. 2
Bartender
Ted`s Partner
Bouncer no. 2
Deputy no. 2
Mrs. Morris
Mindy
Stripper
Miss Walker
Waitress
Mule Train Driver
Deputy no. 1
Bouncer no. 1
Bouncer no. 3
Ginny
Jackie
Girl in Shower
Markin Highpockets
Radio Announcer
Piano Player at Porky’s