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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>

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If you like women, astronauts, and you are from South America, then you will love "Amazon Women on the Moon". See amazing thrills, spine-tingling chills, and something else that rhymes with "thrills". You can do much worse than to see "Amazon Women on the Moon". See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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R | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kentucky Fried Sequel See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$548,696
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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film-within-the film segment also includes large portions of the stock music cues most recognizably used in Night of the Living Dead (1968), as well as a lengthy Edward Ward cue from Phantom of the Opera (1943). See more »

Goofs

In the "Mondo Condo" segment, while Arsenio Hall is struggling to get his necktie out of the garbage disposal unit, he knocks over the beer can. But in the next shot, the beer can is still on the counter. See more »

Quotes

Rip Taylor: What's this, an audience or a funeral? Now, pay attention, please. But I'm a little nervous because Harvey was a personal friend of mine, and there's not a person in this room that Harvey Pitnik did not touch. I must say, he touched me for 40 bucks and Steve for 20.
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Crazy Credits

The very last credit before the copyright statement is Hi Sean! 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 »


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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highly uneven comedy with multiple versions
23 December 2005 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

It's really hard to give a score to this movie, as I have seen two or three different versions of the film. The original version appears to have been re-edited to remove some of the dirtier skits (and there were quite a few). Then, less funny skits that were apparently left on the editing room floor were substituted--with less than glowing results.

When the movie is funny, it is side-splittingly funny (especially the teenager buying condoms, the funeral, and Lou Jacobi re-appearing throughout the movie after he is sucked into the television set) but it also tends to fall flat from time to time. This unevenness is probably due to the fact that this movie had MANY different directors--each directing their own skits and then the movie was pieced back together. The end result is highly reminiscent of a better version of Kentucky Fried Movie.

My advice is, see the original un-edited version--but WITHOUT the kids! The edited version just isn't all that funny.


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