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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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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)  »

Also Known As:

Botrány TV  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$2,131,001 (USA) (2 February 1997)

Gross:

$3,999,612 (USA) (2 March 1997)
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Trivia

Tony Danza plays a New York Cabbie named Tony, which was the first name of his career-making role on the show Taxi. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: You never had me.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) 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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Classic Rodney
22 July 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Rodney and thought this movie was hysterically funny!!! Trust me anyone who enjoys Rodney Dangerfield humour will LOVE this flick!!! If you didn't like it the first time (and you are a Rodney fan), Trust me watch it again, it's even better the 2nd time around!!! His one-liners were originally crude & FUNNY!!! Quote: I am here to spread Joy, if I can find her?

Many many cameo appearances from celebrities and movie stars (from Michal Bolton to Bert Reynolds to porn king Ron Jeremy) adds to this enjoyable flick!

Definitely recommend for all Rodney fans!!!


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