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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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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
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Alan Miller
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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The Talk Show Host that Everyone loves to hate! 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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Gilbert Gottfried said he has never seen this movie on his podcast. See more »

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Wally Sparks: I am here to spread Joy, tell me when you find her.
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References Pinocchio (1940) See more »

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(Oh My Darling) Clementine
Written by Peter Montrose
Performed by Dave Pell Orchestra
Arranged by Dave Pell
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Another New Low For Dangerfield, Hollywood
24 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Rodney Dangerfield should have stuck to stand-up comedy. He seemed more likable in that role. Have you noticed how many sleazy characters he played in movies? Too many, especially this one where he's a profane Howard Stern-type, disgusting talk show host.

This also takes Hollywood's Liberalism to a new low as Dangerfield is the "good guy" and the Conservative is - surprise! - the villain. Even the kids in this film are that way - with the Conservative kid the snot and Dangerfield's boy the nice one. Puh-leez!!!

Of course, liberals think that people like Jerry Springer, Roseanne Barr, Geraldo Rivera , Sally Jesse Raphael, etc., are good people. Oh yes, they all have cameos in this film.

Meet Wally Sparks? Do yourself a flavor and don't meet him.


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