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Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Arsenio Hall ... Apartment Victim (segment "Mondo Condo") (as Arsenio)
Donald F. Muhich Donald F. Muhich ... Easterbrook (segment "Pethouse Video") (as Donald Muhich)
Monique Gabrielle ... Taryn Steele (segment "Pethouse Video")
Lou Jacobi ... Murray (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Selma (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Debby Davison Debby Davison ... Weatherperson (segment "Murray in Videoland") (as Debbie Davison)
Rob Krausz Rob Krausz ... Floor Manager (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Phil Hartman ... Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland") (voice)
Corey Burton ... Anchorman (segment "Murray in Videoland") / TV Announcer (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") / Announcer (segment "Silly Pate") (voice)
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
Peter Horton ... Harry Landers (segment "Hospital")
Griffin Dunne ... Doctor (segment "Hospital")
Brian Ann Zoccola Brian Ann Zoccola ... Nurse (segment "Hospital")
Joe Pantoliano ... Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
Stanley Brock ... Customer (segment "Hairlooming")
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Storyline

A series of short sketches, most of which parody late-night television and the low-budget movies one often finds there. Other skits include a man being attacked by his apartment, a funeral hosted by classic comedians, and a teen-age boy's big night turning into a nightmare. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Universal Pictures, the studio that brought you such classic motion pictures as "All Quiet on the Western Front", "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Out of Africa", is proud to present..."Amazon Women on the Moon". See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kentucky Fried Sequel See more »

Filming Locations:

Agua Dulce, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,723, 20 September 1987

Gross USA:

$548,696

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$548,696
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Several cast members have worked with John Landis on other films. These include Ralph Bellamy (Trading Places (1983) and Coming to America (1988)), Arsenio Hall (Coming to America (1988)), Michelle Pfeiffer (Into the Night (1985)), Griffin Dunne, and Jenny Agutter (the latter of whom appeared in a deleted scene, which has been included in television viewings); An American Werewolf in London (1981) and B.B. King (Spies Like Us (1985), Into the Night (1985), and Blues Brothers 2000 (1998)). See more »

Goofs

Arsenio's shredded tie changes between shots. Obviously 2 differently shredded ties were used. See more »

Quotes

Butch: [takes deep breath on the moon] Ahhh... good ol' H2O!
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Crazy Credits

Older versions of the Universal Studios and Universal International logos are incorporated into several faux credit sequences that appear during the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

Television versions contain an additional sketch with Dick Miller as a ventriloquist whose dummy is switched with a French-speaking one. There is also an additional sketch featuring Jenny Agutter. Neither of these is found on the video version. The 'Pethouse Video' was completely re shot for television and features Monique Gabrielle walking around in lingerie rather than being naked. The "Bullshit Or Not?" program is retitled "Baloney Or Not?". See more »

Connections

References Out of Africa (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
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Written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown
Performed by David Alan Grier
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An homage to late-night television surfing
6 April 2005 | by djstevetSee all my reviews

Greetings, one and all! "Amazon Women on the Moon" is one of my all-time favorite movies, not because it is perfect, but because it effectively yet respectfully lampoons so many genres, including 50s movies, late-night television of all sorts, and even different styles of literature available throughout a good portion of the 20th century. Find a trend in literature of the 40s and 50s, movies of the 50s and 60s, or television of the 50s through the 70s, and it is somehow made fun of in this movie.

Another reason that I like this film is the fact that everyone involved, and there are many, many recognizable names involved with this project, seems to be having so much fun doing it. Several of the best moments for me are those when actors are playing, tongue-in-cheek, the same types of roles for which they were famous in other "serious" movies.

The movie is incredibly funny if you are in the right mood, and with the right crowd. Even if not, however, there are enough funny moments to make this worth watching. The pacing and style are sometimes uneven, which I found worked toward a purpose, but that may make it hard for some to watch the movie straight through. If that is the case, watch it in two sittings; it's worth the extra effort.

One game you can play, if you know the times or are old enough to remember first-hand, is to find how many books, TV shows/icons, and movies are good-naturedly ridiculed throughout the movie.


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