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Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

R | | Comedy | 31 January 1997 (USA)
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Wally Sparks is a tabloid television show reporter, who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the Governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wally Sparks
... Sandy Gallo
... Gov. Floyd Preston
... Lenny Spencer
Rita McKenzie ... Helen Williams
... Priscilla Preston
... Harvey Bishop
... Emily Preston
... Mr. Harry Karp
... New York Cab Driver
... Reporter #3
Eamonn Roche ... Alan Miller
... Rapper Announcer (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
... Dean Sparks
... Robby Preston
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Wally Sparks is a tabloid television show reporter, who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the Governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

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The Talk Show Host that Everyone loves to hate! See more »

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Rated R for continuous crude sexual humor and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,131,001, 2 February 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$3,999,612, 2 March 1997
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Trivia

One of two Rodney Dangerfield films that feature a vocal performance by Michael Bolton, the other being Back to School (1986). Bolton's song "Everybody's Crazy" is playing on the record player during the frat dorm party. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: I am here to spread Joy, tell me when you find her.
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Features The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) See more »

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Fire
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Performed by Crushed Grapes
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Live-action cartoon, but what's wrong with that?
24 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

"Meet Wally Sparks" is a screwball comedy in the vein of an Adam Sandler vehicle or latter-day "National Lampoon" movie. Sure, it's dumb. Sure, it's cheap. Sure, there's no Palm D'Or award sitting on the director's shelf. But some movies are not destined for accolades or AFI lists or anything above the $8.99-and-under used video rack at Blockbuster.

This movie has a drunken horse, three Southern ladies (one of them Cindy Williams) dancing in their skivvies to "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On", a fight between Sumo wrestlers and WWF stars, and Tony Danza reprising his role as Tony from "Taxi" doing a Rodney Dangerfield impression. Oh, and lest it be overlooked, RODNEY FRIGGIN' DANGERFIELD.

Come on. It's goofy, it's fun, it doesn't cost more than the price of a pack of cigarettes to own. Rodney and Oscar may not mix, but live-action cartoons and Rodney go pretty well together.


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