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AoG Theatre 3000 Presents: Cockfighter

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Join us at 8pm CT for some classic 1970s Rednexploitation!

Cockfighter Photo by LMPC via Getty Images

Tonight at 8pm CT, hit play on Cockfighter (Amazon Prime). This one comes straight from a recommendation from B-Movie showcase legend Joe Bob Briggs. Who am I to question the immortal Joe Bob?

Especially on a film with a tagline this epic:

“He came into town with his cock in hand, and what he did with it was illegal in 49 states.”

Here is the storyline from IMDB:

Frank Mansfield has wanted to win the Cockfighter of the Year medal for ages. Frank never speaks. After shooting his mouth off one too many times then losing a champion rooster in a casual hotel room cockfight, he swore never to speak again until he’s won that award... He makes a bet with old crony Jack to be settled at the upcoming meet. Frank puts his car and his trailer on the line; he loses. Jack gets the trailer, and Frank’s part-time girlfriend who goes with it. Frank’s long-time girlfriend Mary Elizabeth wants him to get serious and settle down. But Frank has to raise some money for a new cock - $500 - then he can form a partnership with fellow cocksman Omar Baradansky and make another try for that medal...

Sure.

It’s got the legendary Harry Dean Stanton. It’s got a young, overall clad Ed Begley, Jr. attacking Warren Oates with an axe! It is inexplicably based on a novel! It’s got a guy whose woman makes him choose between her and cockfighting—and HE CHOOSES THE COCKFIGHTING!!!

I still can’t get over that this was a novel.

Here’s the trailer:

If you’re a bit down because neither Lipscomb nor Pinkney got drafted today, I can think of no better film to cheer you up.

Join us in the comments. This is fixin’ to be a good’n.