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Vanishing America (1986)

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While thumbing through old comic books in his parents' attic, 30-year old Rich Hall remembers that the Junior Seed Sales Club of America still owes him a basketball from when he was eight. ... See full summary »

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Steve Rash
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rich Hall ... Himself, Mr. Softee, Paul Harvey, Robert Latta
Charles Lane ... Shopkeeper
Steven Kampmann Steven Kampmann ... Troy Miller
Peter Isacksen Peter Isacksen ... A. R. Asher (Dead Letter Officer)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Terry Adair Terry Adair
Harry Anderson ... Dog Owner
Wilt Chamberlain Wilt Chamberlain ... Himself
Dan Cox Dan Cox
Barrett Dash Barrett Dash
Doris Hall Doris Hall
Jim Hall Jim Hall
Pat Miller Pat Miller ... Himself
Scott Orr Scott Orr
Kyle Petty Kyle Petty ... Himself
Terry Rankin Terry Rankin
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While thumbing through old comic books in his parents' attic, 30-year old Rich Hall remembers that the Junior Seed Sales Club of America still owes him a basketball from when he was eight. Rich then sets out on a journey across America to claim his prize, only to find that there's not much America left out there anymore. Written by Jim Poserina <jimpoz@jimpoz.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Also Known As:

Rich Hall's Vanishing America See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Quotes

Rich Hall: They say that A. R. Asher is the last living Dead Letter Officer in America.
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Vanishing America was photographed entirely in Canada. See more »

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Features Death Driver (1977) See more »

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Rich hall is genius
2 September 2000 | by hecsSee all my reviews

I am devastated to see that "Rich Hall's Onion World" is not included in the IMDB, but Vanishing America is just another title for the same brand of scathingly hilarious humor. Rich Hall was the Tom Green of the mid-late 80s, but with a smaller following and a much smarter sense of humor. Comedy Central should air this and "Onion World" and show how cutting edge their programming used to be. Other than dated political references, I do not think Rich Hall is timely at all. People might be shocked it is 15-9 years old. A must see for anyone who enjoys frantic, smart, improvisational humor involving a brilliant frantic comedian meeting the public.


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