George Carlin: On Location with George Carlin - On Location With George Carlin (1977)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
George Carlin Himself
Shayna Alexander Herself
Movie Details
Genre Classics; Comedy
Director Unknown; Marty Callner
Producer Brenda Carlin; George Carlin; Michael Brandman
Writer George Carlin
Studio MPI
Language English
Audience Rating NR
Running Time 1 hr 30 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 5.0
George Carlin's first HBO special, taped in 1977, now looks like a fascinating piece of television history. Preceded by a cautionary statement about Carlin's penchant for using strong language (and a reminder that Chaucer and Shakespeare wrote bawdy material, too), On Location with George Carlin clearly draws a line between the then-fledgling cable channel and commercial networks. With that much drama in the background, one might expect Carlin's appearance before a young University of Southern California audience to sizzle with controversy, but that's hardly the case. A little tentative before the cameras (and hampered by a failing microphone that takes a while to replace), the comic leans on safe but genuinely funny conceptual material: "Did you ever clear your throat for another person?" "What if everybody came to your house?" There's a cute bit about playing Monopoly with no strategy for winning, and even a slice or two of good old head humor. (Try fasting for two days, Carlin advises, then smoke seven joints and take $500 to the grocery store.) An entertaining though modestly ambitious program, all around. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 307
Collection Status In Collection
Quantity 1
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Standard 1.33:1 Color
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 030306350820
Chapters 14
Release Date 2002
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features