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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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He's a menace to High Society. See more »

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

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Botrány TV  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Movie theater prices in Daingerfield, Texas were ninety-nine cents, but sold way more, when Rodney Dangerfield played a movie there. Now the prices are one dollar and fifty cents a show. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: And remember, it's lonely at the top, when there's no one on the bottom.
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Connections

References Donahue (1967) See more »

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Fire
Written by Jimi Hendrix
Performed by Crushed Grapes
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Classic Rodney
22 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of Rodney and thought this movie was hysterically funny!!! Trust me anyone who enjoys Rodney Dangerfield humour will LOVE this flick!!! If you didn't like it the first time (and you are a Rodney fan), Trust me watch it again, it's even better the 2nd time around!!! His one-liners were originally crude & FUNNY!!! Quote: I am here to spread Joy, if I can find her?

Many many cameo appearances from celebrities and movie stars (from Michal Bolton to Bert Reynolds to porn king Ron Jeremy) adds to this enjoyable flick!

Definitely recommend for all Rodney fans!!!


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