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Porky's

Porky's movie poster
Directed by Bob Clark
Produced by Don Carmody
Bob Clark
Gary Goch
Harold Greenberg
Arnold Kopelson
Melvin Simon
Written by Bob Clark
Starring Dan Monahan
Mark Herrier
Wyatt Knight
Roger Wilson
Music by Paul Zaza
Carl Zittrer
Cinematography Reginald H. Morris
Editing by Stan Cole
Distributed by Astral Films (Canada, 1981)

Twentieth Century Fox (U.S.) Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (491 × 755 pixel, file size: 64 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a film poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher of the film... Benjamin Bob Clark (August 5, 1941[1] – April 4, 2007) was an American director known for the 1982 hit film Porkys and its sequel Porkys II: The Next Day. ... Harold Greenberg (January 11, 1930 - July 1, 1996) was a Canadian film producer. ... Dan Monahan is an American actor. ... Mark Herrier is an actor who has starred in a few films. ... Wyatt Knight (b. ... Roger Wilson (born 1958) is a an American actor in movies and television. ... Related articles FOX Television Network Fox Searchlight Pictures Fox Entertainment Group List of Hollywood movie studios List of movies Variant of current 20th Century Fox logo External links 20th Century Fox Movies official site Twentieth Century Fox is also the punning title of a song by The Doors on their...

Release date(s) March 19, 1982 (U.S.)
Running time 94 min.
Country Canada/USA
Language English
Budget $4,000,000 (estimated)
Followed by Porky's II: The Next Day

Porky's Revenge March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Porkys Revenge VHS Cover Porkys Revenge is the 1985 third and final installment to the Porkys movie trilogy. ...

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Porky's is a comedy film about the escapades of teenagers at the fictional Angel Beach high school in Florida in 1954.[1]It was released in the United States in 1982, and spawned two sequels: Porky's II: The Next Day (1983) and Porky's Revenge (1985) and influenced many writers in the teen film genre. Comedy film is a film genre designed to be humorous. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Porkys Revenge VHS Cover Porkys Revenge is the 1985 third and final installment to the Porkys movie trilogy. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... The teen film (also called teen movie or teenpic) is a film genre in which the plot is based upon the special interests of teenagers, such as coming of age, first love, rebellion, conflict with parents, teen angst and alienation. ...

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History and significance

Although it was written and directed by an American, a cast and crew of almost all Americans, and was filmed in Miami, Florida, Porky's was funded by a Canadian production company, which means that it is technically classified as a Canadian film. Porky's is the highest-grossing Canadian film of all time in domestic box office. In October 2006, Bon Cop, Bad Cop appeared to surpass Porky's in nominal box office revenues, but as of the end of its theatrical run, Bon Cop, Bad Cop had not surpassed the inflation-adjusted revenues for Porky's. Taking inflation into account, Porky's has grossed more than twice what Bon Cop, Bad Cop has earned to date. Porky's is also the highest-grossing Canadian film of all time internationally. This article is about the city in Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Bon Cop, Bad Cop is a 2006 Canadian comedy buddy cop film about English Canadian and French Canadian policemen who are forced to join forces. ...


The first two Porky's films were directed by Bob Clark and produced by Harold Greenberg, who founded Astral Communications (now known as Astral Media). James Komack directed the third film, Porky's Revenge. Clark based the original "Porky's" on actual occurrences at Boca Ciega High School in Gulfport and Fort Lauderdale High School in the early 1960's, and on a joint called Porky's in Oakland Park, Florida. Benjamin Bob Clark (August 5, 1941[1] – April 4, 2007) was an American director known for the 1982 hit film Porkys and its sequel Porkys II: The Next Day. ... Harold Greenberg (January 11, 1930 - July 1, 1996) was a Canadian film producer. ... Astral Media Inc. ... James Komack (3 August 1924 - 24 December 1997), was a prolific US actor, writer and producer. ... Porkys Revenge VHS Cover Porkys Revenge is the 1985 third and final installment to the Porkys movie trilogy. ... Boca Ciega High School is a high school located in southern Pinellas County, Florida and is part of Pinellas County Schools. ... Gulfport is the name of some places in the United States of America: Gulfport, Florida Gulfport, Mississippi This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Fort Lauderdale High School is one of the oldest continuously functioning high schools in Broward County, Florida. ...


The first movie featured Canadian actors Eric Christmas, Art Hindle, Doug McGrath and Susan Clark. Other Canadian Kim Cattrall appeared in one of her first major roles in a sex scene in the boys' locker room. Her character's nickname was "Lassie" due to the way she howled during intercourse. Eric Cuthbert Christmas (b. ... Art Hindle (Born July 21, 1948 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) is a Canadian actor and director. ... Doug McGrath is a Canadian actor whose most notable role was of Peter in the acclaimed Canadian film Going Down The Road. ... Susan Clark (born March 8, 1940 in Sarnia, Ontario) is a Canadian actor, best known as Katherine Papadapolis in the TV sitcom Webster. ... Kim Victoria Cattrall (born August 21, 1956 in Widnes, England) is an Anglo-Canadian actress. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Although critically lambasted for portrayals of alleged sexism, the Porky's films have been popular because of their humour and depictions of sexual situations. However, the movies also dealt with serious social issues such as anti-Semitism, racism, religious fundamentalism, political dishonesty, police misconduct and censorship. The sign of the headquarters of the National Association Opposed To Woman Suffrage Sexism is commonly considered to be discrimination and/or hatred against people based on their sex rather than their individual merits, but can also refer to any and all systemic differentiations based on the sex of the... Look up humour in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Eternal Jew: 1937 German poster. ... Because racism carries connotations of race-based bigotry, prejudice, violence, oppression, stereotyping or discrimination, the term has varying and often hotly contested definitions. ... Various Religious symbols, including (first row) Christian, Jewish, Hindu, Bahai, (second row) Islamic, tribal, Taoist, Shinto (third row) Buddhist, Sikh, Hindu, Jain, (fourth row) Ayyavazhi, Triple Goddess, Maltese cross, pre-Christian Slavonic Religion is the adherence to codified beliefs and rituals that generally involve a faith in a spiritual... Fundamentalism originally referred to a movement in North American Protestantism that arose in the early part of the 20th century in reaction to modernism (see below, History), stressing that the Bible is literally inerrant, not only in matters of faith and morals but also as a literal historical record. ... The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      Politics is defined as a group of people who are influenced to change laws and other such things to make the world a better place the process by which groups of people make decisions. ... Police misconduct refers to brutality, corruption or other objectionable actions taken by police officers in connection with their official duties. ... Censorship is defined as the removal and withholding of information from the public by a controlling group or body. ...


In 2002, talk show host Howard Stern's production company acquired the rights to remake the film. On May 22, 2007, 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment released all three films in an "Ultimate Collection" box set. For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... This article is a biography of Howard Stern as an individual; for information regarding his radio show see The Howard Stern Show. ... Production company refers to a company responsible for the development and physical production of performing arts, film, radio or a television program. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... A box set (sometimes referred to as a boxed set) is one or more musical recordings, films, television programs, or other collection of related things that are contained in a box. ...


See also

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References

  1. ^ http://www.funtrivia.com/en/Movies/Porkys-4450.html

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