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Steve Bluestein
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Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
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Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
Jim Fisher
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Walter Concrete
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Barbara Halters
Bob McClurg ...
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Leslie Ackerman
Rowby Goren
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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 »

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Proud to Be an American
Written by Bill Spooner (as William Edmond Spooner)
from the album "Young and Rich"
Performed by The Tubes
available on A&M Records & Tapes
©1975 Pseudo Songs all rights administered by Almo Music Corp.
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A Reeking Steaming Pile
30 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Dreadfully unfunny excrement featuring a handful of (later) truly funny folks (Edie McClurg, Fred Willard, Harry Shearer) who somehow survived this unpromising early-career mess. Hard to figure out what is going on here; looks like one of those SNL-inspired zip-budget sketch comedies (Groove Tube,Kentucky Fried Movie) of Seventies goosed up for mini-major studio distribution (American International) with gratuitous added footage (nudity, moronic storyline about post-earthquake LA) that has virtually nothing to do with scatter shot "comedic" skits. (Too bad they didn't edit in some laughs.) Film stock doesn't match and opening credits don't even list performers. Clearly aimed at undiscriminating drive-in crowd but there's not enough beer or weed the in world to make this steaming pile amusing.


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