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Ringmaster (1998)

 -  Comedy  -  25 November 1998 (USA)
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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 ... 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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Leshawnette
Krista Tesreau ...
Catherine Winicott
Dawn Maxey ...
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Maximilliana ...
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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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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

Natalie: How do you know your friend is having sex with Desmond?
Starletta: 'Cause I'm standing in his living room while he getting some sorry piece of traitor ass.
Vonda: Who you calling a sorry piece of traitor ass?
Starletta: Ho', I ain't even talking to you, it's the people from Jerry.
Vonda: Who you calling a ho'?
Starletta: Put you hands on me, bitch, come on! Put your hands on me. I guarantee 911 won't get here fast enough for your ass!
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As If It Were Yesterday
Written & Performed by Joe Lervold
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I can't believe I paid for this...
26 November 1998 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Ok, let me say that I didn't expect a film starring Jerry Springer to be cinematic gold, all I asked for was it to be cinematic...and it wasn't even that. It looked like someone's bad home movies. Poorly acted, scripted, and filled to the brim with nudity of the most unnattractive people I've ever seen.

The film's "plot" focuses on a low-class family who decide to go on the "Jerry Farrelly Show" to discuss multiple affairs between a mother, daughter, stepfather and the daughter's fiancee. From there, the movie fizzles and develops into a unique experience: white-trash pornography. There's redneck sex, interacial sex, even sex between Jerry and his wife? (Yuk!) This film encouraged me to want to run out of the theater and get a second circumcision. At least it was mercifully short. Disgusting and degrading. African-Americans and working class America should be offended. (Howard Stern should be pleased however, he didn't squander his attempt for film stardom. His was smart, funny and entertaining)

MY GRADE: F+ (the daughter was hot)


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