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Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

A spoof 1950s sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late-night television.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Donald F. Muhich ...
Easterbrook (segment "Pethouse Video")
Monique Gabrielle ...
Taryn Steele (segment "Pethouse Video")
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Murray (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Erica Yohn ...
Selma (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Debby Davison ...
Weatherperson (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Rob Krausz ...
Floor Manager (segment "Murray in Videoland")
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Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
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Anchorman (segment "Murray in Videoland") / TV Announcer (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") / Announcer (segment "Silly Pate")
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Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
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Harry Landers (segment "Hospital")
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Doctor (segment "Hospital")
Brian Ann Zoccola ...
Nurse (segment "Hospital")
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Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
Stanley Brock ...
Customer (segment "Hairlooming")
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Storyline

A series of short sketches, most of which parody late-night television and the low-budget movies one often finds there. Other skits include a man being attacked by his apartment, a funeral hosted by classic comedians, and a teen-age boy's big night turning into a nightmare. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA)  »

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Box Office

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$548,696 (USA)
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Trivia

Scenes featuring two veteran character actors, Lyle Talbot and Dan Seymour, were cut from the finished film. Seymour played Dr. Muggs McGinty, a seedy racetrack doctor who treats Mary Brown in the "Reckless Youth" segment, and Talbot appeared as Prescott Townsend, head of the "American Space Association" in the "Amazon Women On the Moon" segment. Talbot's deleted scene is included in the Special Features on the movie's Collector's Edition DVD. See more »

Goofs

When Arsenio grabs paper towels off the roll to blot beer from his face, he unrolls a large amount which hangs down to the counter. When he wipes his face, there is only a half-sheet of towel on the roll, then switches back to several hanging sheets in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

Rip Taylor: I'm sorry, I better wrap it up now, folks. 'Cause you know the old axiom in show business - 'get off quick.' Like Harvey on his wedding night.
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Crazy Credits

Samuel L. Bronkowitz is thanked. This is another reference to the film producer in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977). See more »

Connections

Spoofs Flight to Mars (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

(They Long to Be) Close to You
(uncredited)
Written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David
Performed by David Alan Grier
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This movie says that it stars lots of actors and they aren't kidding! A cast of thousands and these are actually actors that you know!

There are various comedy vignettes surrounding the satire of a 1950's Sci-Fi movie called "Amazon Women on the Moon". If you have ever had insomnia and watched an incredibly bad movie in the middle of the night, then you can relate. "Movies til Sunrise"!!! These astronauts sit in computer chairs with seatbelts. No matter how you cut it...these chairs have wheels. No matter how many times that the booth announcer says that there will be no further interruptions...get ready for another interruption. If you listen carefully, the year of the movie and the name of the movie changes.

If you think that you have had a bad day, watch what Arsenio Hall goes through. Splat!

Don't point the remote at your face as you may be sucked into the TV as Murray (Lou Jacobi) is! This is ongoing throughout the movie as Murray appears on every channel. Unfortunately, his wife won't let him stay on the Playboy Channel.

One of the funniest sketches include the scenes in the hospital after Brenda (Michelle Pheiffer) and Harry (Peter Horton) give birth to a son and their doctor (Griffin Dunne) loses him! Henry Silva does an extremely funny rip-off of "Fact or Fiction" (could Jack the Ripper and the Loch Ness Monster be one and the same?). There is a funeral "roast" involving Steve Allen, Rip Taylor, Slappy White, Henny Youngman, Charlie Callas and Jackie Vernon. One of the funniest bits is "Son of the Invisible Man". Griffin (Ed Begley, Jr.) believes that he is truly invisible and flits about in a bar (wearing nothing)! Trust me...the nudity is integral to the plot.

The faux commercials are hysterical. How about "hair looming"? You can actually have a literal rug stapled to the top of your head (in complete privacy). Don Simmons (David Alan Grier) is a black singer without soul. Want to liven up a party? How about serving "Silly Paté"? It tastes great and bounces high!

Don't bail out during the first credits as the best is yet to come! Carrie Fisher and Paul Bartel participate in an "unclean" PSA! This is produced by Miracle Pictures whose motto is "If it's a good picture, it's a miracle".


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