Ringmaster (1998)

R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Farrelly
Angel Zorzak
Troy Davenport
Connie Zorzak
John Capodice ...
Mel Riley
Ashley Holbrook ...
Vonda Simmons
Krista Tesreau ...
Catherine Winicott
Dawn Maxey ...
Maximilliana ...
Charlie / Claire
Jerry Giles ...
Floyd Merkel


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Jerry Springer: Ringmaster  »

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Box Office


$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$9,247,881 (USA) (5 February 1999)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Legal stipulations prevented the production from using the name of The Jerry Springer Show (1991) in the film. Hence, here it's called "The Jerry Show". See more »


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 »


Vonda: Move your knees out da way!
Starletta: If you're ass wasn't so big, you wouldn't need all that fuckin' seat room! Bitch needs to be on a diet. You know the TV gonna put 10lbs on your big ass!
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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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