Skidoo. 1968. USA. Directed by Otto Preminger. Screenplay by Doran William Cannon. With Jackie Gleason, Carol Channing, Frankie Avalon, Groucho Marx. 97 min.
Jackie Gleason plays Tony Banks, a mobster hired to rub out a fellow gangster. Skidoo skewers the 1960s counterculture, lampooning hippies, the concept of free love, and psychedelic drugs. Yet the score, by popular singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson, appealed to a younger demographic.