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Manka Bros. Films (1976)

This month, we're looking at the films of Harlan "Hap" Kearney. From his first film – a bit part as a sailor in Joey Levitch's The Not-zi through his legendary bar fights in the dives of Hollywood, to the end of his career playing drug-dealers for action TV.  He was infamous for taking any role that he was offered, which led to his artistic downfall.  A perfect example of this is the 1976 film Swine, in which Hap plays Troy, a man stuck in a bunker after the Swine Flu epidemic transforms the world's population into pig-man-beasts.  Swine was the second in a series of “Flu-ploitation” films that were made by Manka.  The first was the silent epic Spaniard!, released in 1919.  Swine was a surprise box office hit and kept Hap’s career going into the early 1980s. The critics, however, hated Swine.  Hap passed away in 1979 after a high wire fall during the live finale of MBS Circus of the Stars.

MCM is proud to present the films of Hap Kearney.  To whet your appetite, here is a powerful scene from 1976’s Swine. Enjoy.

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Frankula vs. Drakenstein (1947)
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12:10 AM
Escape From Jail (1962)
Sink The Titanic (1934)
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Second Bananas (1976)
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Hole Hog Plush Toy
The Gastronaut starring Joey Levitch
I suppose if I had to pick one movie from the Manka Bros. library I would choose "The Gastronaut" (1981) starring Joey Levitch. I wasn't born when it came out but my mom used to watch it on cable. It's not really very funny (I was told it was his comeback movie). In fact, it's pretty pathetic. But the story is a universal tale of one man's ability to overcome obstacles. He's an astronaut that has a really bad farting problem but he still manages to go into space (for whatever reason). Because of his gas, he actually ends up helping save the mission (though I'm not sure how).
Hole Hog Plush Toy from Swine
Inspired By The 1976 Manka Bros. Film Swine
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