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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
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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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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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Trivia

The movie premiered in Daingerfield, Texas, since the town has a similar name to Rodney's. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: I looked up your family tree. Two dogs were using it.
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Features Sally Jessy Raphael (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Georgia On My Mind
Written by Hoagy Carmichael, Stuart Gorrell
Performed by Michael Bolton
Courtesy of Columbia Records by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Rodney Dangerfield at his best!
22 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I first saw MEET WALLY SPARKS on the usa network late one night and I have to say that MEET WALLY SPARKS is Rodney Dangerfield's best movie. Unlike most of his other movies where there are only a few funny bits, MEET WALLY SPARKS is funny throughout the whole movie. Pretty much every single one of the jokes are about sex-related material which isn't a complaint, just a statement. I really think that Rodney Dangerfield and Peter Basil did wrte a great script and a very funny movie. Director Peter Baldwin did a good job too for his first movie [he's directed several television shows]. If you like Rodney Dangerfield, you'll love MEET WALLY SPARKS.


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