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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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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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Students in Dangerfields schools got an early release day because town gave Mr. 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 The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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Old Time Rock N Roll
Written George Jackson, Tom Jones III
Performed by Rodney Dangerfield
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Sparks big laughs by the minute!
8 May 2001 | by (Jersey City, NJ) – See all my reviews

Rodney said, promoting his movie, when people write movies they think they're writing "Gone with the Wind." This movie is FAR from "Gone with the Wind," but if you're as much as a fan of Rodney as I am--and who doesn't love him?--you will have a great time! I can't understand why this movie didn't fare well at the box office. When I went to see it, there were only a few people, but the few that were in there were laughing hysterically! I saw it twice in theaters, and the second audience was doing the same! Especially the statue-penis scene. I think that has to one of the funniest moments ever captured on film and that really brought the house down! Of course, expect to see a chock full of Rodney one-liners, including: "We now come to a part of the show called 'It's Hard to Believe.' Or as my wife used to say..."I can't believe it's hard" and "The problem with me is I'm sitting on top of the world, and I've got hemmerhoids!" I'm not going to give away the rest of the lines, because that would be sinful. The gags are absolutely priceless! Sure, this is another outrageous comedy with the plot structure of a TV sitcom, but with Rodney in the front seat--How can you possibly go wrong? Also, keep your eye out for cameos by numerous talk show hosts and a special appearance by Burt Reynolds in one of his worst wigs...LOL.

My score: 8 (out of 10)


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