MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 141,529 this week

Viva Shaf Vegas (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 20 users  
Reviews: 4 user

Faced with making a lasting marital commitment to his uptight New York girlfriend, PAUL SHAFFER (Musical Director of TV's LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN) seeks life answers to his hip, ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 15 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Viva Shaf Vegas (TV Movie 1986)

Viva Shaf Vegas (TV Movie 1986) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Viva Shaf Vegas.
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Himself
Tom Leopold ...
Tom
...
Himself
...
Paul
...
Rabbi
Edit

Storyline

Faced with making a lasting marital commitment to his uptight New York girlfriend, PAUL SHAFFER (Musical Director of TV's LATE NIGHT WITH DAVID LETTERMAN) seeks life answers to his hip, showbiz problems. Shaffer - along with his existential screenwriter buddy (Tom Leopold) - blow The Big Apple for the some glitz and glitter of flashy, fleshy Las Vegas! "Shaf"'s odyssey for meaning in his life bounces him through tacky Vegas tribute shows, hook ups with wild trailer park babes, the wrath of jealous boyfriends... and ends up making him the star of the tackiest musical production ever to hit Sin City! Written by British Dominion - Las Vegas, NV

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

(hi-fi)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Blues Brothers (1980) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
What is this thing?!!
12 June 2005 | by (Northbrook, IL, USA) – See all my reviews

It's not really a comedy special and it's not really a musical special. Simply put...it's not special at all.

The only redeeming moments of this show come when the Checkmates perform a couple of songs. It's a high quality performance that certainly didn't deserve to be sandwiched between the vulgar junk filling up the rest of the running time.

Shaf insists on being a vile, smarmy, unlikeable jerk throughout. His hammy performance is rivaled only by that of Tom Leopold, writer and executive producer of "Shaf Las Vegas". He has prominently placed himself in several scenes and obviously thinks quite highly of himself. I would recommend that he reassess his supposed talent.

If you've always wanted to see Paul Shaffer cheat on his longtime girlfriend, cavort with topless dancers, berate a transsexual and hold a cheesy (even by '80s standards) impromptu jam session in a trailer park then, um, what's the matter with you?!! Just kidding. If that all sounds fun then check this out. Otherwise, you're better off admiring him on "Late Night With David Letterman" and pretending you never heard of this travesty.


0 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Viva Shaf Vegas (1986) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?