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Cracking Up (1977)

R | | Comedy | 6 June 1978 (USA)
What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of ... See full summary »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Bluestein
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Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
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Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
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Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
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Walter Concrete
Peter Bergman ...
Barbara Halters
Bob McClurg ...
(as 'Kansas City' Bob McClurg)
Rowby Goren
Neal Israel
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What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of original material by the actors spun around this hypothetical disaster. Written by Randy W. Hogan <emplehod@bigfoot.com>

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A mirthquake from the Tunnel Vision gang. See more »

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6 June 1978 (USA)  »

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Elate na gelasoume  »

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Michael McKean's film debut. See more »

Soundtracks

White Punks on Dope
Written by Michael Ash Evans, Bill Spooner (as William Edmond Spooner) and Roger Steen (as Roger A. Steen)
from the album "The Tubes"
Performed by The Tubes
available on A&M Records & Tapes
©1975 Pseudo Songs all rights administered by Almo Music Corp.
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Crap city!
2 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love The Firesign Theater, so the other night when I was browsing through the On Demand sections on TV and saw this movie listed and featuring two of the troupe, plus other guys I generally like like Harry Shearer and Fred Willard, I thought I'd check it out. After all, it was free, so nothing would be lost monetary-wise.

I could only stand about 15 minutes of it, and then hurried up to fast-forward to the part with Shearer, which was bad as well. Definitely one of those lame late '70s curios that could have stood a lot better writing and laughs all around. It was just too weak to even be so bad it was still funny. Ah well.


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