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Ringmaster -- Jerry Springer stars in this hilarious adventure where adultery, love triangles and jealous rampages may be taboo to some, but it's just another day in the life of the Ringmaster.
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Writer (WGA):
Jon Bernstein (written by)
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Release Date:
25 November 1998 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jerry Springer ... Jerry Farrelly

Jaime Pressly ... Angel Zorzak

William McNamara ... Troy Davenport

Molly Hagan ... Connie Zorzak
John Capodice ... Mel Riley

Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Starletta
Ashley Holbrook ... Willie

Tangie Ambrose ... Vonda Simmons

Nicki Micheaux ... Leshawnette
Krista Tesreau ... Catherine Winicott
Dawn Maxey ... Natalie
Maximilliana ... Charlie / Claire

Michael Jai White ... Demond

Michael Dudikoff ... Rusty
Jerry Giles ... Floyd Merkel
Jason Lewis ... Tim

Reamy Hall ... Stage Manager

Thea Vidale ... Juanita
Korrine St. Onge ... Desiree

M.C. Gainey ... Trucker

Robert Harvey ... Businessman (as Robert H. Harvey)
Roxanne Enright ... Pregnant Fan

Conrad Goode ... Sexy Male Neighbor

Rebecca Broussard ... Suzanne
Kimberly Pullis ... Fiona

Ron Orbach ... Man in Diner

Lucia Sullivan ... College Girl #1
Nicole Richard ... College Girl #2
Joel Farar ... Boy in Booth
Frank Woods ... Emcee

Vanessa Theme Ament ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Vanessa De La Rocha)
Randall Kirby ... Additional Voices (voice)
Peter Renaday ... Additional Voices (voice)
Steve Staley ... Additional Voices (voice)
Christina Challey ... Additional Voices (voice)
Diane Michelle ... Additional Voices (voice)
Angie McKnight ... Additional Voices (voice) (as Angie Harper)
Seth Isler ... Additional Voices (voice)
Karl Iglesias ... Additional Voices (voice)
Sharon Houston ... Additional Voices (voice)

Retta ... Additional Voices (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Chris Coppola ... Goat Boy (uncredited)

Mickey Jones ... Man on Show (uncredited)
Rich Knight ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Viva Sex ... Tranny (uncredited)

Stephanie Swinney ... Springer Guest Girlfriend (uncredited)

Directed by
Neil Abramson 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Jon Bernstein (written by)

Produced by
David Bales .... co-producer
Brent Baum .... executive producer
Don Corsini .... executive producer
Richard Dominick .... executive producer
Gary W. Goldstein .... producer
Garrett Grant .... line producer
Bradley Jenkel .... producer
Donald Kushner .... executive producer
Peter Locke .... executive producer
Brian Medavoy .... executive producer
Erwin More .... executive producer
Mark Morgan .... associate producer
Jade Ramsey .... co-producer
Gina Rugolo .... producer
Jerry Springer .... producer
Steven Stabler .... producer
 
Original Music by
Kennard Ramsey 
 
Cinematography by
Russell j Lyster  (as Russell Lyster)
 
Film Editing by
Suzanne Hines 
 
Casting by
Carmen Tetzlaff 
 
Production Design by
Deborah Raymond 
Dorian Vernacchio 
 
Set Decoration by
Jodi Ginnever 
 
Costume Design by
Gail McMullen 
 
Makeup Department
Vanessa Browning .... makeup artist (as Vanessa Dionne Browning)
Deborah Bryan .... hair assistant
Deborah Bryan .... makeup assistant
Leilani Hew .... makeup intern
Laurel Kelly .... hair stylist
JoJo Myers Proud .... makeup artist (as Jojo Meyers Proud)
Janice Zoladz .... hair stylist
Angel Anes .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Garrett Grant .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Craig Borden .... assistant director: additional photography
Craig Borden .... second second assistant director
Jeffrey F. January .... first assistant director (as Jeff January)
Michael Lee Phillips Jr. .... second assistant director (as Michael L. Phillips Jr.)
 
Art Department
Sandy Adams .... on-set dresser
Holly Brand .... swing gang
Tom Kocsis .... assistant property master
Michael Lindsay .... lead man
Paul Linkogle .... swing gang
Richard K. Wright .... property master
 
Sound Department
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley artist
Vanessa Theme Ament .... foley editor
Rusty Amodeo .... sound editor
Dwayne Avery .... sound editor
Bobbi Banks .... adr editor
Trip Brock .... supervising sound editor
Kevin Compayre .... boom operator
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Marc Fishman .... sound re-recording mixer
Shawn Holden .... sound mixer
Sejoon Kahng .... sound engineer
Mark Kaim .... sound recordist
Maciek Malish .... adr editor
Derek Marcil .... adr mixer
Charles Maynes .... sound editor
Andre Perreault .... sound re-recording mixer
Joshua E. Schneider .... foley engineer (as Josh Schneider)
Joshua E. Schneider .... foley mixer (as Josh Schneider)
Linda Yeaney .... assistant sound editor
David Lewis Yewdall .... supervising sound editor: MPSE
Nicholas James .... supervising adr editor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Perry Barndt .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunts (as Gil Combs)
Christy Cotton .... stunts
Chris Howell .... stunt coordinator
Jimmy Ortega .... stunts
Jason Rodriguez .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Douglas Aiken .... second assistant camera: second unit
Steve Austin .... 24 frame video operator
Steve Austin .... video assistant
Jason Bagby .... grip
John Chip Bailey .... camera operator: "b" camera
Jeff Chassler .... lamp operator
Alfredo Denila .... best boy (as Alfred S. Denila III)
Thomas Enright .... best boy electric
Max Goldman .... camera loader
Steve Harvey .... gaffer
John Johnson .... unit photographer
Ned Martin .... first assistant camera (as Ned M. Martin)
Thomas McCarty .... grip
Brent Muscat .... camera loader
Diego Negrete .... electrician board operator
Jim Sanfilippo .... key grip
Mike Walden .... 24 frame video operator
Mike Walden .... video assistant
Justin Webber .... second assistant camera
Patrick Robert Wong .... grip
Rafael Winer .... additional still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Marc C. Geschwind .... extras casting associate (as Marc Geschwind)
Angel Anes .... additional casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michele Dunn .... costumer
Denverly Grant .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Zuma Abramson .... editorial intern
Randall Kossowicz .... editorial intern
Mike Milliken .... color timer
T. Rex .... editorial intern (as T-Rex)
Sam Seig .... first assistant editor
 
Location Management
Keith Jackson .... assistant location manager
Richard Jastrow .... location manager
 
Music Department
Marcus Barone .... music supervisor
Craig Pettigrew .... music editor
Gary Raymond .... music playback operator
Greg Townley .... score mixer
Sean Fernald .... music consultant (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Mark 'Bugsy' Albertson .... transportation captain
Jimmy Badstibner .... driver (as Jim Badstibner)
Gordie Merrick .... transportation coordinator
Anthony 'Ace' Ramos .... driver
 
Other crew
Marlene Albertson .... office production assistant
Greg Barnes .... assistant: Mr. Jenkel
Craig Borden .... set production assistant
Linda Brown .... publicist
Chris Downey .... craft service
Kristi Frank .... assistant: Mr. Goldstein
Cynthia Garcia .... assistant production coordinator
Jennifer Grife .... assistant: Mr. Stabler
Brian Grushcow .... assistant: Mr. Baum
Leah Jediny .... stand-in: Jaime Pressly
Alfie Kiernan .... key set production assistant
Kristi Kittendorf .... assistant accountant
Marie Lamotte .... script supervisor
Lawrence Marks .... financial legal services
Greg McCandless .... assistant: Ms. Tetzlaff
Kevin Moore .... key office production assistant
Adam Moos .... completion bond: Film Finances
Tom Pollok .... completion bond: Film Finances
Kristi Pruett .... office production assistant
Steve Ransohoff .... completion bond: Film Finances
Linda Shafran .... coordinator: Jerry Springer
Christi Tidman .... accountant
Greg Trattner .... completion bond: Film Finances
Christopher Tuffin .... consultant
Robert West .... production coordinator
Chris Winvick .... assistant: Mr. Stabler
Melissa Elliott .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexual content and language
Runtime:
90 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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:
Continuity: 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:
Claire:"ER" my ass!See more »
Movie Connections:
References "ER" (1994)See more »
Soundtrack:
As If It Were YesterdaySee more »

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
The Depravity of Modern Man, 28 November 1998
Author: anonymous from New Jersey

To preface this review, I must say that I was, I suppose, a little curious about this movie.. However, I probably would not have seen it had I not had my arm slightly twisted.

In my opinion, this movie shows just how depraved man can be. In my eyes, the worst thing about this whole Springer phenomenon is not that type of people on the "Jerry Springer Show" act as they do (which in itself is eminently reproachable), but that many people are so curious and excited to watch them and hear about their lives (yes, I suppose that includes me.. to whatever extent it is true). If not glorifying that kind of behavior (as some might say) at the very least we may be subtly corrupting our minds and/or desenstizing ourselves to this type of behavior.

But enough soapbox (sort of). Here's the skinny: the movie has an R rating, and while it may deserve only that (I did look away at some scenes, so I'm not completely sure), I feel that an NC-17 (tip of the hat to the other reviewer) might be a little more appropriate for the immense sexual content (a cynic might comment that the movie was just one big excuse to show sex on the big screen). The plot is very bizarre, tying together the stories of an absolutely dysfunctional family and a group of stereotypical blacks upset who will appear on different Springer shows. At the end, the movie leaves one with some resolvement- and Springer rhetoric about the need for us to see the real world (evidently as seen through his show). I agree with him there- it is important to know how the world really is so that we can seek to effect positive change. Having said that, let me just tell you- the world's pretty bad- glance in a newpaper or the news to see that, but let's not shell out good money to support the kind of sensationalistic and perhaps formulaic titallition that Springer seeks to give us.

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