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American Raspberry (1977)

 -  Comedy  -  1977 (USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Ainsley ...
Guard in Political Speech
Wil Albert ...
Bruno
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Miracle White Announcer
Meridith Baer ...
Switchboard Operator #2 (as Meredith Baer)
Gene Borkan ...
Attendant in Retirement Home
Jordan Brian ...
Boy in Winkles (as Jordon Brian)
Cory 'Bumper' Yothers ...
Boy in Bullseye Frozen Food (as Bumper)
Marianne Bunch ...
Girl on Beach
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Louise (as Twinkie Caplan)
Mel Carter ...
Storefront Person
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Lisa Allen
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Overdrawn Depositor
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Maxine Waldman (as Katherine Dunfee Clark)
Beatrice Colen ...
Mother
Dee Cooper ...
Trucker
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Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been substituted. Included in the mix are such show as The Shitheads, The Charles Whitman Invitational, and commercials for a number of improbable products. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Movie That Grabs TV by the Dials and Won't Let Go! See more »

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1977 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

9th Annual Sexual Deviation Telethon  »

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The "Die Tough Battery" was a parody of Sears' "Die Hard Batteries" that power an execution advertisements. See more »

Goofs

When the body bag is placed into the overhead compartment on the plane, the person inside can be seen shifting around. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

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A Fun Little Forgotten Film
19 April 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been substituted.

Oddly, despite a cast of dozens, few known names appear in the film: a young Harry Shearer and Kinky Friedman are probably the best known (though maybe in the 1970s some of these people were better known and I am just too young).

I loved some of the skits: the retroactive abortion, frontier gynecologist, Bad Lucas, and the midget sheriff. Many others got a smile or chuckle out of me. And the very idea of just having short little sketches was perhaps before its time -- today's ADHD folks love "Robot Chicken", which is not unlike this movie.

Not every sketch is funny, and maybe some will appeal more to some people than others... but overall, not bad. Worth a look.


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