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Vanishing America (1986)

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While thumbing through old comic books in his parents' attic, 30-year old Rich Hall remembers that the Junior Seed Sales Club of America still owes him a basketball from when he was eight. ... See full summary »

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Rich Hall ...
Himself, Mr. Softee, Paul Harvey, Robert Latta
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Wilt Chamberlain ...
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Barrett Dash
Doris Hall
Jim Hall
Pat Miller ...
Himself
Scott Orr
Kyle Petty ...
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While thumbing through old comic books in his parents' attic, 30-year old Rich Hall remembers that the Junior Seed Sales Club of America still owes him a basketball from when he was eight. Rich then sets out on a journey across America to claim his prize, only to find that there's not much America left out there anymore. Written by Jim Poserina <jimpoz@jimpoz.com>

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Rich Hall: Ever notice that houses are ten times noisier when they're empty?
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Rich hall is genius
2 September 2000 | by (Chciago Il) – See all my reviews

I am devastated to see that "Rich Hall's Onion World" is not included in the IMDB, but Vanishing America is just another title for the same brand of scathingly hilarious humor. Rich Hall was the Tom Green of the mid-late 80s, but with a smaller following and a much smarter sense of humor. Comedy Central should air this and "Onion World" and show how cutting edge their programming used to be. Other than dated political references, I do not think Rich Hall is timely at all. People might be shocked it is 15-9 years old. A must see for anyone who enjoys frantic, smart, improvisational humor involving a brilliant frantic comedian meeting the public.


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