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132 Ratings

The Coca-Cola Kid

Directed by Dušan Makavejev
Australia, 1985
Comedy, Drama


In a small Australian town no one drinks a drop of Coke, and instead consume a local soft drink created by old-time soda baron, T. George McDowell. Enter Eric Roberts, a young marketing gun from the US who makes it his mission to plug this black hole in Coke’s quest for global domination.

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The Coca-Cola Kid Directed by Dušan Makavejev

Critics reviews

Compared with his earlier work, Coca-Cola Kid seems tame and a little compromised—indeed, this was the sentiment of most reviews upon its first release—yet it’s definitely weirder and more intellectual than most mainstream comedies coming out now… Several years since my last viewing, I still find myself humming the aboriginal Coke jingle that Roberts’s character produces and that provides one of the movie’s funniest scenes.
January 22, 2014
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