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Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

R | | Comedy | 31 January 1997 (USA)
Wally Sparks is a tabloid television 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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Sandy Gallo
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Gov. Floyd Preston
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Lenny Spencer
Rita McKenzie ...
Helen Williams
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Priscilla Preston
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Harvey Bishop
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Emily Preston
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Mr. Harry Karp
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New York Cab Driver
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Reporter #3
Eamonn Roche ...
Alan Miller
Sir Mix A Lot ...
Rapper Announcer (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
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Dean Sparks
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Robby Preston
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Wally Sparks is a tabloid television 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  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,131,001, 2 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,999,612, 2 March 1997
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Students in Daingerfield, Texas' schools got an early release day, because the town gave Rodney Dangerfield a parade, and a street renamed in his honor, when he came to town. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: Remember folks, every man has his tale of woe. Unfortunately, in life, there's more woe than tale.
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Features Rolonda (1994) See more »

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I Come To The Garden Alone (In The Garden)
Written by Austin Miles (as C. Austin Miles)
Performed by Cindy Williams
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Some laughs, but not enough
20 September 1999 | by 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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