5.3/10
26
1 user

The American Snitch (1983)

Satire spoof about a "National Enquirer"-type tabloid, featuring a cast of celebrity look-alikes.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay) (as Scott Johnson), (story) (as Scott Johnson) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred McCarren ...
Jeff Morton
...
...
Russ
...
Zeke
...
Holly
...
Sully Boyar ...
Pommeranz
...
...
Shapiro
Alan Rosen ...
J.D.
John T. Quern ...
Norman (as John Quern)
...
Arthur
Lianne Kressin ...
Agnes
T. Edward Reece ...
Larry
Iris Little Thomas ...
Julia (as Iris Little-Roberts)
Edit

Storyline

Satire spoof about a "National Enquirer"-type tabloid, featuring a cast of celebrity look-alikes.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 March 1999 (Germany)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

(Metrocolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Chuck Maxwell: Well, uh, how ya doing, blue eyes?
Girl in Bar: They're brown.
See more »

Soundtracks

Good Evening, Bottle
Words and Music by John Sebastian and Phil Galdston
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
a week in the life of a tabloid reporter
5 March 2014 | by See all my reviews

Sadly, the only actor I recognized in here was George Lindsey, Goober from Andy Griffith. That will give you an idea of why this only has NINE votes as of today, no entries on the Message Boards, and it came out in 1983 ! Our hero, Jeff (played by Fred McCarren) needs to raise money to pay off his jail bond money supplied by his friend Russ (Andre DeShields). Russ works for "American Snitch", a weekly scandal sheet and you can see where this is going.... Some cussing in here, along with a weird, freaky, script. Ya got Marilyn Monroe, Elvis, Hitler, Nixon, farmers, and people seeing Jesus. Then there's Sonny Barton ( Don Ferguson) suing the paper, for printing stuff about him. Not the strongest script, not the best acting, but it's not all bad. Moves pretty slow, but interesting to point out that now stars COULD sue the tabloids. The viewer should keep in mind that Carol Burnett had JUST won a lawsuit against the National Enquirer for stories about her and her family, so this could be an account highlighting events in the news. Since then, numerous stars have sued tabloid newspapers... some have won, some have lost.

Directed by Richard Harris, who won an Oscar for editing the 1997 version of Titanic. Who knew? He edited lots of stuff, but Snitch is the only thing Harris directed. He also worked on Fletch and Fletch Lives. Not bad... but it ain't no Shakespeare.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page

'Star Wars' Creatures We Love

"The IMDb Show" breaks down the origins of some iconic Star Wars creatures. Plus, legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske explains the basics of lightsaber combat.

Watch now