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The Chicken Chronicles is a 1977 American comedy film set in 1969 and starring Steve Guttenberg.

The Chicken Chronicles
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film poster
Directed byFrank Simon
Produced byWalter Shenson
Melvin Simon (presenter)
Written byPaul Diamond
StarringPhil Silvers
Ed Lauter
Steve Guttenberg
Music byLeRoy Holmes
Ken Lauber
CinematographyMatthew F. Leonetti
Edited byGeorge Folsey Jr.
Distributed byAVCO Embassy Pictures
Release date
  • October 1977 (1977-10)
Running time
95 minutes


David Kessler is a high school student who will go to any lengths to impress a pretty cheerleader and lose his virginity, while juggling his job at a chicken joint and trying not to get thrown out of Beverly Hills High - a fate that could get him sent to Vietnam.



It was the first lead role for Steve Guttenberg. "Some actors get embarrassed about their early work," Guttenberg said, "but we all don't start out as 'artistes.' Nobody is going to confuse "Chicken" with 'Citizen Kane' but I learned a lot. They took a chance with me. I didn't get rich on it but it was a start."[1]


  1. ^ STEVE GUTTENBERG - ACTORS ON EGO TRIPS IRK 'POLICE ACADEMY' STAR Blowen, Michael; Boston Globe.7 Apr 1984: 13.

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