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Americathon (1979)

 -  Comedy  -  10 August 1979 (USA)
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In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.

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President Chet Roosevelt
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Monty Rushmore
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Vincent Vanderhoff
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Sam Birdwater
Richard Schaal ...
Jerry
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Eric McMerkin
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Lucy Beth
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Mouling Jackson
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Oklahoma Daredevil, Roy Budnitz
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The Earl of Manchester
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Danny Olson (as Terry McGovern)
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Jimmy Dunphy
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Kip Margolis
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Larry Miller (Poopy Butt)
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In the not too distant future, the United States government is virtually bankrupt and in danger of being foreclosed on by a group of Native Americans, now owners of the massive Nike Corporation. A desperate President decides to make a last-ditch effort to save the country... by raising money with a telethon! Written by <mycroft@reactiveware.com>

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The ultimate spectacle is now a movie.

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Comedy

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Dorothy Stratten appears in an uncredited role wearing a Playboy Bunny style costume in the scene where Roy Budnitz donates blood. See more »

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When Monty Rushmore is shot, he grabs his left side, just over his hip. Later, there is a bloody bandage on his left shoulder. See more »

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Lucy Beth: [Answering the phone at the Western White House] Hi! United States of America!... No, this is Lucy... Oh! Yes, Mr. Ambassador! I'll tell him you called!
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Featured in Dorothy Stratten: The Untold Story (1985) See more »

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Performed by Harvey Korman
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A classic of the late 70's-great political satire
21 November 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

What a classic film-all the camp of the late 70's combined with sharp biting satire. 20 Years later(!) I realize how good a film this actually is. John Ritter as president-hilarious.

I think you see the shapings of Police Academy (original) and Real Genius.

Plus any movie with Elvis Costello (see Austin Powers: The Spy who Shagged Me for reference) is a great movie.


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