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"E! True Hollywood Story" The Gong Show (2003)

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Original Air Date:
5 January 2003
User Reviews:
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 (Episode Cast)
Chuck Barris ... Himself

Chris Bearde ... Himself - Co-creator

Dick Clark ... Himself

George Clooney ... Himself
Milton Delugg ... Himself

Phyllis Diller ... Herself

Robert Downey Sr. ... Himself
Steve Garvey ... Himself
Murray Langston ... Himself

Wink Martindale ... Himself
Jaye P. Morgan ... Herself

Gary Owens ... Himself

Sam Rockwell ... Himself

Rip Taylor ... Himself

Episode Crew
Produced by
J.P. Shub .... segment producer
Brad Stevens .... producer
Editorial Department
Kim Segel .... on-line editor

Series Crew
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Produced by
Hillary Heath .... supervising producer
Amy Jacobson .... associate producer
Jaime Monroy .... producer
Nicole Reitman .... associate producer
Sound Department
Elliott Cowand .... sound (multiple episodes)

Additional Details

USA:60 min
Sound Mix:

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References "The Gong Show" (1976)See more »


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If you liked the TV show, the movie is more of the same!, 22 September 2005
Author: quacken from United States

Well, OF COURSE it does not appear to be a great movie! It's "THE GONG SHOW," ... duh! But if you liked Barris' original TV show, this is more of the same. I saw this movie many years ago,and remember it fondly. I would watch it again if it was on TV, as a re-run. Barris had a lot of guts to do the original TV show, (against the opinions of many) and it was a riot, if you ask me. The new American Idol, etc. shows are only follow-uppers that try to legitimize the same idea that Barris spoofed so well. The movie was introspective of the Hollywood lifestyle, and everything that the entertainment industry was and is today. The industry is still in the business of packaging and passing off slicked up hacks as talented performers to an audience too naive to know the difference. Perceived beauty gets a leg-up on talent and brains every time, except in a Barris production.

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