Dynamite Chicken

Dynamite Chicken is a 1971 American comedy film, starring Richard Pryor.[1]

“A contemporary probe and commentary of the mores and maladies of our age... With shtick, bits, pieces, girls, some hamburger, a little hair, a lady, some fellas, some religious stuff, and a lot of other things” boasts the films opening titles. It was partly funded by and features John Lennon and Yoko Ono. It is a collection of subversive comedy sketches and routines relating to the peace movement. Many famous figures appear as themselves in the film, including Joan Baez, Lenny Bruce, Leonard Cohen, Tuli Kupferberg, Allen Ginsberg, Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, Malcolm X (from archival footage), Andy Warhol, Al Capp, Muddy Waters, Sha Na Na and Al Goldstein.

Dynamite Chicken
Dynamite chicken dvd cover
The cover for the film
Directed by Ernest Pintoff
Produced by Ernest Pintoff
Written by Ernest Pintoff
Starring Richard Pryor
Distributed by Tango Entertainment
Release date
  • January 20, 1971
Running time
76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

See also


  1. ^ Weiler, A. H. (January 4, 1972). "Dynamite Chicken (1970) 'Dynamite Chicken' Is Aimed at the Young". The New York Times.

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