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6 September 2019

Rudy's awakening.

by Andrew MacGregor


KFC: “Rudy II” - 60s

Amidst all the sequels, prequels, and reboots populating cinemas at the moment, there is one movie in particular that deserves the franchise treatment above all others: 1993's 'Rudy'. That's the premise of this amusing piece of work for KFC , with Sean Astin back as the eponymous underdog.

Despite previously - spoiler alert - achieving his goal of playing college football against the odds, Rudy has another impossible dream in mind: to become Colonel Sanders himself. Cue plenty of inspirational speeches, facial hair grooming, and mock-heroic poses with buckets.

The affection for the source material is clear to see, as is Sean Astin's ongoing knack for self-parody. While the brand has had mixed success with celebrity Colonels, this iteration sticks the landing.


Director: Mike Warzin Ⓟ Ⓦ (BOLD Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Alex Disenhof

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