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Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

 -  Comedy  -  31 January 1997 (USA)
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Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

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Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

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He's a menace to High Society. See more »

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Rated R for continuous crude sexual humor and some nudity | See all certifications »
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31 January 1997 (USA)  »

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Botrány TV  »

Box Office

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$2,131,001 (USA) (31 January 1997)

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$3,999,612 (USA) (28 February 1997)
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Wally Sparks: What a place, Canada; they started a country and no one showed up.
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Features Sally Jessy Raphael (1985) See more »

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Georgia On My Mind
Written by Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
Performed by Michael Bolton
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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A Laughing Good Film
3 April 1999 | by (Wallington, NJ) – See all my reviews

I never thought "Meet Wally Sparks" would turn out to be this good of a film. I didn't seem interested at all when it came out in theaters or on video. But one day when I got bored and decided to turn on the tv, there it was on PAY-PER-VIEW. I chose to watch it, since I have nothing better to do, and got so attached. It was one laughing good film!!! When Wally Sparks (Rodney Dangerfield) begins receiving complaints from the FCC and millions of other people because of the antics he performs on his access show, the network president (Burt Reynolds) gives him one last chance to shape up or else the show would be cancelled. With that chance, Wally decides to do an interview with the Governor of Georgia so people will think he is more conservative and to promote his "new" Wally Sparks Show. With the help of his tv producer (Debi Mazar), Wally ends up at a political party held at the Governor's mansion where he uncovers a scandal that is going on. A great comedy, packed with tons of laughs and cameo appearences. That's why I give "Meet Wally Sparks" an 8 out of 10 stars.


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