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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Botrány TV  »

Box Office

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

Gross:

$3,999,612 (USA) (28 February 1997)
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Wally Sparks: And remember, it's lonely at the top, when there's no-one on the bottom.
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Features The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986) See more »

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Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On
Written by Curly Williams (as Dave "Curley" Williams) and Sunny David
Performed by Rodney Dangerfield
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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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