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The Last Polka (1985)

A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.

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John Blanchard
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Cast overview:
John Candy ... Yosh Shmenge / Pa Shmenge
Eugene Levy ... Stan Shmenge / Ma Shmenge
Rick Moranis ... Linsk Minyk
Catherine O'Hara ... Sylvie Lemon
Robin Duke ... Max Lemon
Mary Margaret O'Hara Mary Margaret O'Hara ... Gerta Lemon
John McAndrew John McAndrew ... Val Babbyit
Patricia Hamilton ... Mrs. Vicki Mahoney-Cohen
Marvin Goldhar Marvin Goldhar ... Phil King
Nick Nichols Nick Nichols ... Moe Koffler
Don Dickinson Don Dickinson ... Michael Colbert
Len Doncheff ... Milt Chissik
Gord Martineau Gord Martineau ... Gord Markle
Ted Woloshyn Ted Woloshyn ... Ted Wellington
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A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 March 1985 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Kitchener, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Should be released on DVD
17 May 2004 | by AlexisKuttmeovSee all my reviews

A very funny effort. In 1986 I taped it from a rental store video and I am glad I did. I have now transferred it to DVD on my own but it would be great if it were released on DVD, digitally restored with a few special features. This "Mockumentary" features John Candy and Eugene Levy as the Shmenge Brothers, leaders of a popular polka band, and we are reflecting on their careers as they prepare to retire. Levy has gone on to appear in more of the same, but nothing he has done has gotten any better than the original.

If you like spoofs such as "Waiting for Guffman", "The Best in Show", "Spinal Tap" and "A Mighty Wind" you've got to see the granddaddy of them all, "The Last Polka"!


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