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Ringmaster (1998)

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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 Jerry Springer (1991) in the film. Hence, here it's called "The Jerry Show". See more »


The trailer park folks are supposed to live in Central Florida. (Jaime Pressly passes a Tampa sign, Willie mentions that he works at the Walmart in Lakeland, etc.) But when her stepfather bails her out, he does so at the Broward County jail (written in large letters on the side of the building). Broward County is almost exactly 200 miles south of Lakeland. See more »


Claire: "ER" my ass!
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Not horrible, but certainly not good
6 October 1999 | by (North Bay, Ontario) – See all my reviews

This wasn't the major disaster that I was expecting, but that is about as positive as I can be in my description of the movie. I'm not sure what was meant to be funny about this movie, but I suppose it's all a matter of taste. Personally, I don't find it funny to watch morons living their idiotic lives or making fools of themselves on television, but then again, I'm not a fan of Jerry Springer's pathetic daytime talk show. I didn't get too bored watching this, but I was definitely never enjoying it, either. If you're in the mood to see a bad movie, but one that isn't too painful to sit through, this is a good choice.

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