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Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

R  |   |  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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At no time through out the movie do Burt Reynolds and Rodney Dangerfield meet face to face. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: I hear in Canada you only have sex doggy style; that way you can both see the hockey game.
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Features Talk Soup (1991) See more »

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I'll Pin It Up
Written by Jim Jacobsen
Performed by Jim Jacobsen
Courtesy of Havee Records
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Some laughs, but not enough
20 September 1999 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

A lot of energy was put into this movie. Dangerfield has some funny one-liners, but a lot of them are not funny, or you'll guess before he utters them. The plot is alternately meandering or frozen for long periods of time. (And the plot should have stayed at the talk show subject, not some dumb plot about Dangerfield crashing a govenor's pad.) Replay the climatic interview scene after watching it once - you'll see that some of Dangerfield's actions don't make that much sense. Also, see how many times the director shoots Dangerfield from the neck down - obviously, it's a stunt double.

A memo to Burt Reynolds: don't wear that particular toupee again.


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