The Last Polka (1985)

TV Movie  |   |  Comedy, Music  |  April 1985 (USA)
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A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.


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Cast overview:
Stan Shmenge / Ma Shmenge
Linsk Minyk
Lemon Twin
Lemon Twin
Mary Margaret O'Hara ...
Lemon Twin
John McAndrew ...
Val Babbyit
Patricia Hamilton ...
Mrs. Vicki Mahoney-Cohen
Marvin Goldhar ...
Phil King
Nick Nichols ...
Moe Koffler
Don Dickinson ...
Michael Colbert
Milt Chissik
Gord Martineau ...
Gord Markle
Ted Woloshyn ...
Ted Wellington


A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.

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Should be released on DVD
17 May 2004 | by (Niagara Falls, New York) – See all my reviews

A very funny effort. In 1986 I taped it from a rental store video and I am glad I did. I have now transferred it to DVD on my own but it would be great if it were released on DVD, digitally restored with a few special features. This "Mockumentary" features John Candy and Eugene Levy as the Shmenge Brothers, leaders of a popular polka band, and we are reflecting on their careers as they prepare to retire. Levy has gone on to appear in more of the same, but nothing he has done has gotten any better than the original.

If you like spoofs such as "Waiting for Guffman", "The Best in Show", "Spinal Tap" and "A Mighty Wind" you've got to see the granddaddy of them all, "The Last Polka"!

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