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Ringmaster (1998)

Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent ... See full summary »

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Jerry Farrelly
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Angel Zorzak
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Troy Davenport
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Connie Zorzak
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Mel Riley
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Starletta
Ashley Holbrook ...
Willie
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Vonda Simmons
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Catherine Winicott
Dawn Maxey ...
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Demond
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Rusty
Jerry Giles ...
Floyd Merkel
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Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent thrir problems on the air. A new group of guests are flown in for one show who include white trailer trash from Sarasota FL; Connie, whose current husband has cheated on her with her nymphomaniac teenage daughter, Angel, for which Connie has gotten revenge by having sex with Angel's fiance; and from Detroit, black trash Starletta, whose boyfriend, Damone, has slept with all of her girlfriends. Soon the paths of all of these parties cross which leads to more sex, arguments, physical violence, and Jerry sweating out just another day. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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25 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Jerry Springer: Ringmaster  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

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$3,344,022 (USA) (27 November 1998)

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$9,247,881 (USA) (5 February 1999)
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Legal stipulations prevented the production from using the name of Jerry Springer (1991) in the film. Hence, here it's called "The Jerry Show". See more »

Goofs

Connie's shirt that she gets Jerry to sign and the one that she wears in later scenes is different. Jerry signs "To Connie Thanks Love Jerry" and the shirt that she wears says "To Connie Thanks Jerry." See more »

Quotes

Angel Zorzak: I didn't say you could wear my jacket!
Connie Zorzak: I didn't say you could fuck my husband.
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Featured in Siskel & Ebert: The Worst Films of 1998 (1999) See more »

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As If It Were Yesterday
Written & Performed by Joe Lervold
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Nauseating
21 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

The only thing that kept me from vomiting after seeing this movie was the fact that these are just actors and not the freak show that usually appears on the TV show. This is also the main reason that fans of the TV show won't like the movie, but not the only reason. This movie has about as much entertainment value as getting a root canal. It approaches the abyssmal depths of bad movie making, and then gets even worse. I won't waste your time describing this movie in further detail; suffice it to say that I pity the poor camera people who had to suffer through watching this c**p the first time.


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