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Anarchy TV -- Anarchy TV is an outrageous comedy about a group of friends with an uncensored Public Access cable show who are driven off the air by a maniacal televangelist. Intent on gaining the public's attention and reclaiming their station, the Anarchy crew rally, protest and ultimately resort to the ultimate publicity stunt. With great performances from its hip cast and driving music in an outstanding soundtrack, Anarchy TV provides an explosive conclusion to this wild and provocative indie feature. The film stars Alan Thicke, the four children of anarchist rocker, Frank Zappa: Dweezil, Moon, Ahmet & Diva, Jonathan Penner, Jessica Hecht, Albert Hall, Matt Winston, and comedienne Tamayo Otsuki, with great cameos from George Wendt, Mink Stole, Apollonia and Timothy Leary.


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  (in credits order)

Jonathan Penner ... Jerry

Jessica Hecht ... Natalie

Matt Winston ... Frank

Dweezil Zappa ... Sid

Moon Unit Zappa ... Katie (as Moon Zappa)

Albert Hall ... Bobby

Alan Thicke ... Reverend Wright
Tamayo Otsuki ... Tiffany

George Wendt ... Abbey Archer

Tommy Hinkley ... Ralph Greed

Carlos Carrasco ... Clarence

George Murdock ... Chief Cochon

Mink Stole ... Ms. Dickman

Jack Wallace ... Mr. Harris
Edith Varon ... Mrs. Harris
Marisa Thrasher ... Angela
Jesse Littlejohn ... Eddie

Diva Zappa ... Courtney

Ahmet Zappa ... Officer Sweitzer

Apollonia Kotero ... Hot Tub Woman (as Apollonia)
Big Gene Ray ... Joe (as Big Gene Rey)
Eugenie Vincent ... Environmentalist
Loren Freeman ... Transvestite
David Sheinkopf ... Reporter

Kirsten Holmquist ... Susanna Smart

Christina Leardini ... Anchorperson

Leonard Kelly-Young ... Angela's Father (as Leonard Kelly Young)
Karolyn Austen ... Dominatrix
Eric von Besser ... Prisoner
Blues Saraceno ... Prisoner
Michael O'Brien ... Prisoner
Robin Richardson ... Prisoner
Tina Grey ... Prisoner
Kimberly Eddy ... Prisoner
Lavone Chase ... African-American Family
Vachelle McFarland ... African-American Family
Agelina Davenport ... African-American Family
Irena Hellwig ... Wealthy Woman
Erick Lee Stroy ... African-American Family (as Eric Stroy)
Karen Reynolds ... Punker
William Gurney ... Wealthy Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nidal Kobaissi ... Police Officer
Timothy Leary
Daniel Serfaty ... Punker

John Waters

Directed by
Jonathan Blank 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jonathan Blank  writer
Philip Craft  writer
Jonah Loeb  director's cut

Produced by
Jonathan Blank .... producer
Betsy Chasse .... co-producer
Jonah Loeb .... producer (director's cut)
Marie Loeb .... producer (director's cut)
Barclay Powers .... executive producer
Barclay Powers .... producer
Harris J. Salat .... associate producer
Original Music by
Philip Foxman 
Mark Sterling 
Cinematography by
Robert Bennett 
Ruurd M. Fenenga  (as Rudy M. Fenenga Jr.)
Film Editing by
Kevin Borque 
Clayton Halsey 
Casting by
Julie Ashton  (as Julia Ashton Barson)
Production Design by
Rick Walken 
Costume Design by
Miye 'Mimi' Matsumoto  (as Miye Matsumoto)
Makeup Department
Kimberly Fiallo .... makeup artist (as Kimberly Fiallo Tarver)
Michael R. Jones .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Straw Weisman .... post-production supervisor
Sound Department
Brigitte Burdine .... adr group supervisor
Ryan Ferro .... boom operator
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound re-recording mixer
Jeremy Hoenack .... supervising sound editor
Darryl Patterson .... production sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Brian C. Davis .... computer graphic design
Greg Groenekamp .... senior visual effects compositor
Rick Sander .... computer graphic design
Camera and Electrical Department
Jennifer M. Byrne .... still photographer
Brian Knappenberger .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Diane Miller .... post-production coordinator (as Diane Evangelista)
Michael K. Reynolds .... assistant editor
Music Department
Philip Foxman .... music supervisor
Other crew
Jennifer M. Byrne .... production coordinator
Erik Liberman .... additional voice talent
Donald E. Wygal .... production assistant (as Don Wygal)
Robert Daniel .... special thanks

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Rated R for strong language, nudity, sexual content and some drug use
87 min


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3 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The title says it all!, 26 May 1999
Author: anonymous from los angeles

This is a very funny movie! The Zappas are especially good. Really off-the-wall performances. Irreverent comedy. Loads of fun and nudity!!!

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