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Cracking Up (1977)

R | | Comedy | 6 June 1978 (USA)
What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Mislove
Fred Willard
Paul Zegler Paul Zegler
Steve Bluestein Steve Bluestein
Harry Shearer ... Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
Michael McKean ... Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
David L. Lander ... Various Characters (as The Credibility Gap)
Jim Staahl
Tino Insana
Phil Proctor ... Walter Concrete
Peter Bergman Peter Bergman ... Barbara Halters
Bob McClurg Bob McClurg ... (as 'Kansas City' Bob McClurg)
Leslie Ackerman
Rowby Goren Rowby Goren
Neal Israel Neal Israel
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What would happen if a 9.7 magnitude earthquake were to strike the L.A. area? This is what "Cracking Up" looks at from the lighter side. The movie is composed of individual skits of original material by the actors spun around this hypothetical disaster. Written by Randy W. Hogan <emplehod@bigfoot.com>

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Get wrecked! See more »

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Elate na gelasoume See more »

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Production Co:

Comedy Jam Productions See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color
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Tino Insana's film debut. See more »

Soundtracks

Proud to Be an American
Written by Bill Spooner (as William Edmond Spooner)
from the album "Young and Rich"
Performed by The Tubes
available on A&M Records & Tapes
©1975 Pseudo Songs all rights administered by Almo Music Corp.
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Terrible unfunny film from the makers of TUNNELVISION.
19 September 1999 | by Serpent-5See all my reviews

This film opened in Seattle in 1978 as a bottom third of the triple bill in one drive-in (with a mini-ad), so I guess Arkoff at A.I.P knew he had a bomb in his hand. Part of the film is shot on video and transfered into film, so it's grainy looking. The rest of the film is on film, and you know you're in trouble when only 10% of the joke works. The title theme is annoying that it'll never leave your mind after seeing this film. The film is not on video, but it's on video in Japan. Maybe Japanese comedy fans might get 90% of the unfunny jokes. Big disappointment for any TUNNELVISION fans.


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