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American Raspberry (1977)

R | | Comedy | 1977 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »
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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
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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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1977 (USA)  »

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Funny America  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Harry Shearer: as a trucker's friend. 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 »

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References Godzilla (1954) See more »

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Crazy Comedy
29 October 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the films I got in the Mill Creek Drive-in 50-pack collection. This movie is also known as "Prime Time". It's a crazy, politically incorrect comedy.

I don't think this is a comedy that everyone will "get" the humor in - it could easily offend some people if they do not watch the film with an open mind and realize the fact it's crazy 1970s comedy film that is not meant to be taken seriously.

The film is basically a series of fictional television programs and commercials being aired by an unknown group. In between the TV programs and commercials you will see a zany group of people that trying to find out the source of the transmission and put an end to the TV hijacking.

Great little comedy film if you do not take it seriously.

6/10


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