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A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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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 ... Sherrie (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)
Kevin Marcy ... Secret Service Agent (segment "Murray in Videoland") (uncredited)
Paul McMichael ... Daughter at sperm bank (Lifescenes Magazine Celebrity Sperm Bank) (uncredited)

Lyle Talbot ... Prescott Townsend (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") (uncredited)
USC Trojan Marching Band ... Marching Band (segment "Titan Man") (uncredited)

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 .... 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 .... re-recording mixer
Susumu Tokunow .... sound recording mixer
Paul Wells .... re-recording mixer
Gary Wright .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Peter Chesney .... special effects coordinator
Tom Chesney .... special effects technician
Circe Strauss .... special effects technician (as Jarn Heil)
Robin L. D'Arcy .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Alan G. Markowitz .... visual effects supervisor: L.A. Effects Group
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
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)
Location Management
Pamela Morrow .... location manager
Rick Rothen .... location manager
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
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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85 min
Black and White | Color (Technicolor)
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Cameo: [Henry Silva]As himself, the host of the "Bullshit or Not" segment.See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Murray:Where am I?
Selma:On the Disney Channel. At least there I know you won't catch anything.
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References Beverly Hills Cop (1984)See more »
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
An homage to late-night television surfing, 6 April 2005
Author: djstevet from Republic of Korea

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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