Year of the Yahoo (1971)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Political Satire  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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The final installment in cult filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis' loosely knit hillbilly trilogy (Moonshine Mountain and This Stuff'll Kill Ya! are the other two) stars country & western singer Claude King as (of all things) a country & western singer. Some stereotypical scuzzballs from Washington con him into running for senator, but find that Southerners are not so easily fooled. Although it's typically vulgar Lewis fare, it makes an interesting comparison with the same year's The Candidate and the 1992 satire Bob Roberts, both of which bear more than a passing similarity to this one. Lewis regulars Ray Sager, Jeffrey Allen, and Dan Krogh are also on hand.

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country-music, hillbilly, political-campaign, political-corruption, Senator, singer