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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

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 »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$548,696
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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

The name of author "Irving Sidney" was a parody amalgam of the first names of pulp novelists Irving Wallace and Sidney Sheldon. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Apartment Victim: [Arsenio Hall has been on the receiving end of a wrong number for the same person three times in a row, and is getting frustrated] Ain't no fuckin' Thelma here, man! Look, the bitch don't LIVE here!
[pause]
Apartment Victim: Fuck you, too!
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Crazy Credits

The cast credits are interrupted by a lengthy skit called "Reckless Youth". The credits then resume, beginning with the cast credits for Reckless Youth. See more »

Alternate Versions

European TV versions include the original 'Pethouse Video' scene. See more »

Connections

References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

If This Is It
Performed by Huey Lewis & The News (as Huey Lewis and The News)
Courtesy Chrysalis Records, Inc. ® & © 1983
Written by Johnny Colla (as J. Colla) / Huey Lewis (as H. Lewis)
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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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