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The Gong Show Movie (1980)

R | | Comedy | 23 May 1980 (USA)
A week in the life of "The Gong Show" host and creator Chuck Barris who lives through a series of outrageous competitors, stressful situations, a nervous breakdown and other comical ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Robin Altman ...
Red
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Brian O'Mullin ...
Bum
Jack Bernardi ...
Violin Player (Elderly Man)
Satisfaction ...
Singing Group
William Tregoe ...
Winking Man
Harvey Alpert ...
Trumpet Man
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Lillie Shelton ...
Mabel's Mama
James B. Douglas ...
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Man in Locker Room
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Melvin Presar ...
Himself
Steve Garvey ...
Himself
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A week in the life of "The Gong Show" host and creator Chuck Barris who lives through a series of outrageous competitors, stressful situations, a nervous breakdown and other comical characters involved in his life and work on the TV show. Written by Anonymous

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(All the stuff Chuck Barris had to keep under his hat until now!) See more »

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »
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23 May 1980 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El espectáculo más loco loco del mundo  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,476,425, 26 May 1980, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$6,621,520
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

During the breakup scene there is a blurry newspaper on the wall that says, "GONG MOVIE SMASH HIT, BARRIS NEXT FELLINI." See more »

Quotes

Chuck Barris: How did you find me?
Buddy Didlo: Chuck, you're a world famous celebrity. Trying to find you is like trying to find a camel in a haystack.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Sometimes It Just Don't Pay to Get Up
Words & Music by Chuck Barris
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It all began with young Tom Edison
28 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Hollywood gave us "Birth Of A Nation. It gave us "Gone With The Wind" and "The Wizard of Oz" in one year, 1939. "Citizen Kane" followed and was itself followed by such classics as "The Best Years Of Our Lives," "On The Waterfront," "The Ten Commandments" "Ben Hur," and "2001: A Space Odyssey," among other titanic films.

Then in 1980, the one true master, the genius that is Chuck Barris, gave us "The Gong Show Movie," based on what was perhaps Newton Minnow's brightest light, the TV show, "The Gong Show."

In a nutshell, this is what it's really all about. Life itself. The secrets of the universe revealed and the meaning of life itself, all for you and me in glorious color. All in "The Gong Show Movie." BTW, the 10 score and this review might be just a tad facetious. Maybe. Possibly.


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