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Writers:
Michael Barrie (written by)
Jim Mulholland (written by)
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Release Date:
18 September 1987 (USA) See more »
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A spoof 1950's sci-fi movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Arsenio Hall ... Apartment Victim (segment "Mondo Condo") (as Arsenio)
Donald F. Muhich ... Easterbrook (segment "Pethouse Video")
Monique Gabrielle ... Taryn Steele (segment "Pethouse Video")
Lou Jacobi ... 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")

Phil Hartman ... Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")

Corey Burton ... Anchorman (segment "Murray in Videoland") / TV Announcer (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") / Announcer (segment "Silly Pate")

Michelle Pfeiffer ... Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")

Peter Horton ... Harry Landers (segment "Hospital")

Griffin Dunne ... Doctor (segment "Hospital")
Brian Ann Zoccola ... Nurse (segment "Hospital")

Joe Pantoliano ... Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
Stanley Brock ... Customer (segment "Hairlooming")

Steve Forrest ... Capt. Steve Nelson (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon")
Robert Colbert ... Blackie (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon")
Joey Travolta ... Butch (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon")
Forrest J Ackerman ... U.S. President (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon")

Sybil Danning ... Queen Lara (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon")

Lana Clarkson ... Alpha Beta (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon")

David Alan Grier ... Don 'No Soul' Simmons (segment "Blacks Without Soul,' 'Don 'No Soul' Simmons")

B.B. King ... Himself (segment "Blacks Without Soul")
William Bryant ... Male Republican (segment "Blacks Without Soul") (as Bill Bryant)

Roxie Roker ... Female Republican (segment "Blacks Without Soul")
Le Tari ... Pimp (segment "Blacks Without Soul")
Christopher Broughton ... Fan Club President

Rosanna Arquette ... Karen (segment "Two I.D.'s")

Steve Guttenberg ... Jerry (segment "Two I.D.'s") (as Steven Guttenberg)

Henry Silva ... Himself (segment "Bullshit or Not")

Sarah Lilly ... Prostitute (segment "Bullshit or Not")

Archie Hahn ... Harvey Pitnik (segment "Critic's Corner,' 'Roast Your Loved One")

Belinda Balaski ... Bernice Pitnik (segment "Critic's Corner' 'Roast Your Loved One")
Justin Benham ... Pitnik Boy (segment "Critic's Corner,' 'Roast Your Loved One")
Erica Gayle ... Pitnik Girl (segment "Critic's Corner,' 'Roast Your Loved One")

T.K. Carter ... Host (segment "Silly Pate")

Phil Proctor ... Mike (segment "Silly Pate")
Ira Newborn ... Fred (segment "Silly Pate")

Bryan Cranston ... Paramedic #1 (segment "Roast Your Loved One")
Karen Montgomery ... Karen (segment "Silly Pate")

Robert Picardo ... Rick Raddnitz (segment "Roast Your Loved One")

Rip Taylor ... Himself (segment "Roast Your Loved One")
Slappy White ... Himself (segment "Roast Your Loved One")
Jackie Vernon ... Himself (segment "Roast Your Loved One")

Henny Youngman ... Himself (segment "Roast Your Loved One")

Charlie Callas ... Himself (segment "Roast Your Loved One")

Steve Allen ... Himself (segment "Roast Your Loved One")

William Marshall ... Pirate Captain (segment "Video Pirates")

Tino Insana ... Mr. Sylvio (segment "Video Pirates")

Donald Gibb ... Graceless Pirate (segment "Video Pirates")
Mark Bringelson ... Theatre Customer #1 (segment "Antony & Cleopatra ")

Frank Collison ... Grizzled Pirate (segment "Video Pirates")
Victoria Ann Lewis ... Theatre Customer #2 (segment "Antony & Cleopatra ")
Bill Taylor ... Gruesome Pirate (segment "Video Pirates")

Ed Begley Jr. ... Griffin (segment "Son of the Invisible Man")
Vivian Bonnell ... Theatre Customer #3

Jenny Agutter ... Cleopatra (segment "Antony & Cleopatra Promo")
Chuck Lafont ... Trent (segment "Son of the Invisible Man")
Raye Birk ... Vanya
Pamla Vale ... Woman in Pub (segment "Son of the Invisible Man")

Larry Hankin ... Man in Pub (segment "Son of the Invisible Man")

Kellye Nakahara ... Theatre Customer #4
Philip Bruns ... French Ventriloquist Dummy - Manager
Garry Goodrow ... Checker Player (segment "Son of the Invisible Man")
Roger La Page ... London Bobby (segment "Son of the Invisible Man")

Dick Miller ... Danny Clayton

John Ingle ... Felix Van Dam (segment "Art Sale")
Robina Suwol ... Woman
Angel Tompkins ... First Lady (segment "First Lady of the Evening")

Terence McGovern ... Salesman (segment "First Lady of the Evening")
Michael Hanks ... Announcer (segment "First Lady of the Evening")

Matt Adler ... George (segment "Titan Man")

Kelly Preston ... Violet (segment "Titan Man")

Ralph Bellamy ... Mr. Gower (segment "Titan Man")

Howard Hesseman ... Rupert King (segment "Titan Man")

Steve Cropper ... Customer (segment "Titan Man")
Christopher Wolf ... Mascot 'Bip' (segment "Titan Man") (as Chris Wolf)

Marc McClure ... Ray (segment "Video Date")

Russ Meyer ... Video Salesman (segment "Video Date")
Corinne Wahl ... Sharri (segment "Video Date")

Andrew Dice Clay ... Frankie (segment "Video Date")

Willard E. Pugh ... Speaking Cop (segment "Video Date")

Carrie Fisher ... Mary Brown (segment "Reckless Youth")

Paul Bartel ... Doctor (segment "Reckless Youth")
Herb Vigran ... Agent (segment "Reckless Youth")
Tracy Hutchinson ... Floozie (segment "Reckless Youth")

Mike Mazurki ... Dutch (segment "Reckless Youth")
Frank Beddor ... Ken (segment "Reckless Youth")

Michael Young ... Lifescenes Magazine - Jim Scott
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roger Barkley ... Herbert (segment "Critic's Corner") (as Barkley)
Martin Goslins ... French Ventriloquist (segment "French Ventriloquist")
Al Lohman ... Frankel (segment "Critic's Corner") (as Lohman)

Bela Lugosi ... Pete Jones (archive footage)

Bernie Casey ... Maj. Gen. Hadley (segment "The Unknown Soldier") (uncredited)

Ronny Cox ... Gen. Balentine (segment "The Unknown Soldier") (uncredited)
David E. Harshbarger ... The Claw (closing credits) (uncredited)
Helen Kelly ... Nurse (segment "Hospital") (uncredited)
Marie Lamarre ... Model (uncredited)

Huey Lewis ... Himself in music video (segment "Murray in Videoland") (uncredited)

Robert Loggia ... Gen. McCormick (segment "The Unknown Soldier") (uncredited)

Lyle Talbot ... Prescott Townsend (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") (uncredited)
USC Trojan Marching Band ... Marching Band (segment "Titan Man") (uncredited)
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Directed by
Joe Dante (segments "The French Ventiloquist's Dummy" [TV cut & DVD only], "Hairlooming", "Bullshit or Not", "Critic's Corner", "Roast Your Loved One", "Reckless Youth")
Carl Gottlieb (segments "Peter Pan Theater" [TV cut & DVD only], "Pethouse Video", "Son of the Invisible Man" and "Art Sale")
Peter Horton (segments "The Unknown Soldier" [TV cut & DVD only] and "Two I.D.'s")
John Landis (segments "Mondo Condo", "Hospital", "Blacks Without Soul", "Don 'No Soul' Simmons" and "Video Date")
Robert K. Weiss (segments "Murray in Videoland", "Amazon Women on the Moon", "Silly Paté", "Video Pirates", "First Lady of the Evening" and "Titan Man")
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Michael Barrie  written by
Jim Mulholland  written by

Produced by
George Folsey Jr. .... executive producer
Robb Idels .... associate producer
John Landis .... executive producer
Kevin Marcy .... associate producer (as Kevin M. Marcy)
Robert K. Weiss .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ira Newborn 
 
Cinematography by
Daniel Pearl 
 
Film Editing by
Malcolm Campbell 
Marshall Harvey 
Bert Lovitt 
 
Casting by
Sally Dennison 
Julie Selzer 
 
Production Design by
Ivo Cristante 
 
Art Direction by
Alex Hajdu 
 
Set Decoration by
Julie Kaye Fanton  (as Julie Kaye Towery)
 
Costume Design by
Taryn De Chellis 
 
Makeup Department
Lynne K. Eagan .... hair stylist
Nanette Marie MacCaughern .... assistant makeup artist
Robin Siegel .... makeup artist
Kelly Mann .... effects technician (uncredited)
Roseanne McIlvane .... hair/makeup assistant (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Roger La Page .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robin Holding .... second assistant director
Deborah Love .... first assistant director
Robin R. Oliver .... second assistant director
Dan Schneider .... first assistant director
David Sosna .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Mike Aubrey .... sign and prop artist
Victoria J. Auth .... set dresser
Debra Combs .... set dresser
Eduardo H. Esparza .... carpenter
Eduardo H. Esparza .... set construction
Sean Everett .... swing
John Harrington .... special wardrobe and props
David E. Harshbarger .... property master assistant
Jeff James .... scenic artist
Roger Kelton .... art department manager (as Roger E. Kelton)
John Hammer Maxwell .... set dresser
Harry Middleton .... lead man
Len Morganti .... storyboard artist
Jennifer Pray .... lead set dresser
Thomas Rude .... carpenter
Peter Mark Weiner .... property assistant
Todd E. Weisman .... set dresser
Gregory R. Wolf .... property master
Ron Woods .... art department assistant
 
Sound Department
Nick Alphin .... sound re-recording mixer
David DeGeus .... first assistant sound effects editor (as Dave DeGeus)
Dean Drabin .... foley mixer
Gary A. Hecker .... foley artist
Gary Holland .... boom operator
Allen Hurd .... sound
William Jacobs .... sound effects editor
Cindy Mary .... sound effects editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley artist
Mark Ormandy .... apprentice sound effects editor
Bruce Richardson .... sound effects editor supervisor
David Spence .... sound effects editor
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Susumu Tokunow .... sound recording mixer
Paul Wells .... sound re-recording mixer
Gary Wright .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Peter Chesney .... special effects coordinator
Tom Chesney .... special effects technician
Jarn Heil .... special effects technician
Robin L. D'Arcy .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects supervisor: L.A. Effects Group
 
Stunts
Rick Barker .... stunt coordinator
Rick Barker .... stunts
Brian R. Carson .... stunts (as Brian Carson)
Bob K. Cummings .... stunts
Christopher Doyle .... stunts
Eddie Hice .... stunts
Noon Orsatti .... stunts
Curtis Powers .... stunts
Paul Sherrod .... stunts
J.D. Silvester .... stunts
Lincoln Simonds .... stunts
Monty L. Simons .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Vincent Baldino .... first assistant camera (as Vincent J. Baldino)
Jerold E. Chan .... second assistant camera
Richard Foreman Jr. .... still photographer
J. Michael McClary .... camera operator
Peter Mercurio .... second assistant camera
Luc G. Nicknair .... third assistant camera
Bruce M. Pasternack .... first assistant camera
Roger Sassen .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Carolyn Clark .... costumer
Margaret C. Mayer .... assistant costume designer
Cecile M. Metivier .... seamstress
Kacy Treadway .... specialty costume fabricator
Debra L. Wright .... costumer
Mira Zavidowsky .... costumer
 
Editorial Department
Laura Graham .... apprentice editor
Tracy Granger .... assistant editor
Jack Hilton .... assistant editor
Ricardo Olivero .... color timer
Florent Retz .... assistant editor
Pattye Rogers .... assistant editor (as Patty Rogers)
 
Music Department
Marshall Harvey .... music editor
Geoff Levin .... composer: additional music
 
Transportation Department
Linda Cipperley .... transportation
Hugh Kelly .... driver
 
Other crew
Keith Bauer .... animal trainer
Robert Blair .... animal trainer
S.C. Dacy .... publicist
Gary Gillingham .... production controller
Scot Holton .... film archivist
Bob Lemchen .... production accountant
Pamela Morrow .... location manager
Rick Rothen .... location manager
Jackie Saunders .... script supervisor
Ray Simm .... production auditor
Sally Smith .... production secretary
Marilyn Weiss .... food stylist
Daniel Wheatcroft .... studio executive
Patricia Whitcher .... production coordinator
Steve Clayton .... set security (uncredited)
Bruce Goldstein .... stand-in (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Antony & Cleopatra" - USA (segment title)
"Art Sale" - USA (segment title)
"Baloney or Not?" - USA (TV title)
"Blacks Without Soul" - USA (segment title)
"Bullshit or Not" - USA (segment title)
"Critics' Corner" - USA (segment title)
"First Lady of the Evening" - USA (segment title)
"French Ventriloquist's Dummy" - USA (segment title)
"Hairlooming" - USA (segment title)
"Hospital" - USA (segment title)
"Mondo Condo" - USA (segment title)
"Murray in Videoland" - USA (segment title)
"Peter Pan Theater" - USA (segment title)
"Pethouse Video" - USA (segment title)
"Reckless Youth" - USA (segment title)
"Roast Your Loved One" - USA (segment title)
"Silly Pâté" - USA (segment title)
"Son of the Invisible Man" - USA (segment title)
"The Unknown Soldier" - USA (DVD title)
"Titan Man" - USA (segment title)
"Two I.D.s" - USA (segment title)
"Video Date" - USA (segment title)
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Runtime:
85 min
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Trivia:
John Landis originally approached Al Franken and Tom Davis, who had previously starred in Landis' Trading Places (1983), with the idea for a segment comedy in the likes of The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977) and Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972). He assigned them to write a script. After his bad response towards their first ideas Franken and Davis pulled back from the project and took their material with them (with the original title being "Shameless"). Landis moved on to realize his vision in "Amazon Women on the Moon".See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Harry Landers:That's not a baby, that's a Mr. Potato Head!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 100 Years of Comedy (1997) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
If This Is ItSee more »

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20 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Kentucky Fried Movie-Redux, 6 March 2003
Author: britishdominion

I'm sure this is the last time we will see this kind of Cuisinart comedy collection directed by, at the time (1987), some of the cinema's top comedy directors. And that's a shame. Because "Amazon Women On The Moon", although not perfect by any cinematic measuring stick, represents a small victory for loopy, silly comedy anarchy. Look at this line up of comedy vets: John Landis ("The Blues Brothers", "Trading Places", "Animal House" among so many others), Joe Dante ("Gremlins", "Innerspace", "Matinee"), Robert Weiss (TV's "Police Squad!"), Carl Gottlieb (co-writer of "Jaws" AND "The Jerk") as well as newby Peter Horton (of "thirtysomething" fame).

This anthology features some real groaners to be sure, but surprisingly hits more times, and with more genuine laughs, than would be expected. Cobbled together as a de facto follow up to Landis's 1977's "Kentucky Fried Movie" (the picture that boasted the first unspooling of the Zucker-Abraham-Zucker genius that would soon launch "Airplane!" three years later) on a low-low indie budget way outside his usual 80's big-budget Universal stomping ground, "Amazon Women..." manages to both successfully surpass AND fail to reach the dizzy, laff-a-minute, rat-a-tat-tat of the 70's midnight circuit fave.

This picture has several clinkers of flat comedy (Landis's opener nearly stops the film dead with the always-unfunny Arsenio Hall), but hits with so many other vignettes that it's easy to get into the groove of this short-but-sweet skewer of 80's late-late-night TV. The standout segments in this comedic buffet are abundant, but the best of them belong to Dante, Weiss & Gottlieb: the Universal-International "Invisible Man" short with Ed Begley Jr.; his hilarious run at the Leonard Nimoy "In Search Of" chestnut as "Bullshit Or Not?" with pitch-perfect host Henry Silva; the stay-for-the-end-credits 1930's "Reefer Madness" health scare jewel starring the late, great Paul Bartel and Carrie Fisher; or the crossed-circuit tributes to BOTH the "Siskel & Ebert" show AND the old Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts, featuring a dream cast of vaudeville and 50's Vegas comics that has to be seen to be believed.

Landis's standouts include a "no soul" infomercial featuring David Alan Grier and BB King, a funny hospital sketch featuring Landis players Griffin ("American Werewolf") Dunne and Michelle ("Into The Night") Pfeiffer (!) and a respectful nod to the earlier "Kentucky Fried Movie" wrap-up featuring an interactive video that stars Marc McClure, "UltraVixens" cult director Russ Meyer and Andrew Dice Clay. Highest marks, though, go to the running-gag "Amazon Women On The Moon", which lovingly - hilariously - mocks everything from "This Island Earth" to "Robot Monster" complete with film splices and gorgeous, over-saturated Eastmancolor.

If you have ever loved crappy TV, the Universal Studios backlot or any of the directors who have contributed to this dog's breakfast of SNL-inspired skits (written by two ex Carson-era "Tonight Show" writers), take a look at this one. Plus, it's only 85 minutes of your life that you'll never get back. Bullshit, or not.

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