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Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Donald F. Muhich ...
Erica Yohn ...
Debby Davison ...
Weatherperson (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Rob Krausz ...
Floor Manager (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland") (voice)
Anchorman (segment "Murray in Videoland") / TV Announcer (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") / Announcer (segment "Silly Pate") (voice)
Brian Ann Zoccola ...
Nurse (segment "Hospital")
Customer (segment "Hairlooming")


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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1.85 : 1
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The "release date" for the Amazon Women on the Moon segment keeps changing. "We now return to our feature film, the 1950s classic, Amazon Women on the Moon..." says some of the dialogue. The movie within this movie is dated in the film as being both a 1953 and 1954 release. The movie, on which it was based, Cat-Women of the Moon (1953), was released in 1953. At one point in Amazon Women on the Moon (1987), the film segment of the same title is referred to in a voice-over as "Amazon Women of the Moon", using the word "of" instead of "on", as with the title of its source Cat-Women of the Moon (1953). See more »


In the "Mondo Condo" segment, while Arsenio Hall is struggling to get his necktie out of the garbage disposal unit, he knocks over the beer can. But in the next shot, the beer can is still on the counter. See more »


Henny Youngman: Why do Jewish divorces cost so much? They're worth it. Why do Jewish guys die before their wives? They want to.
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In the opening credits: Starring: Lots of Actors See more »


References Gandhi (1982) See more »


Written by Charlie Louvin
Performed by David Alan Grier
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An homage to late-night television surfing
6 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Greetings, one and all! "Amazon Women on the Moon" is one of my all-time favorite movies, not because it is perfect, but because it effectively yet respectfully lampoons so many genres, including 50s movies, late-night television of all sorts, and even different styles of literature available throughout a good portion of the 20th century. Find a trend in literature of the 40s and 50s, movies of the 50s and 60s, or television of the 50s through the 70s, and it is somehow made fun of in this movie.

Another reason that I like this film is the fact that everyone involved, and there are many, many recognizable names involved with this project, seems to be having so much fun doing it. Several of the best moments for me are those when actors are playing, tongue-in-cheek, the same types of roles for which they were famous in other "serious" movies.

The movie is incredibly funny if you are in the right mood, and with the right crowd. Even if not, however, there are enough funny moments to make this worth watching. The pacing and style are sometimes uneven, which I found worked toward a purpose, but that may make it hard for some to watch the movie straight through. If that is the case, watch it in two sittings; it's worth the extra effort.

One game you can play, if you know the times or are old enough to remember first-hand, is to find how many books, TV shows/icons, and movies are good-naturedly ridiculed throughout the movie.

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