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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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Peter Baldwin

Writers:

Harry Basil (story), Rodney Dangerfield (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Wally Sparks
Debi Mazar ... Sandy Gallo
David Ogden Stiers ... Gov. Floyd Preston
Burt Reynolds ... Lenny Spencer
Rita McKenzie Rita McKenzie ... Helen Williams
Lisa Thornhill ... Priscilla Preston
Mark L. Taylor ... Harvey Bishop
Cindy Williams ... Emily Preston
Gilbert Gottfried ... Mr. Harry Karp
Tony Danza ... New York Cab Driver
Karen Duffy ... Reporter #3
Eamonn Roche Eamonn Roche ... Alan Miller
Sir Mix A Lot ... Rapper Announcer (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
Michael Weatherly ... Dean Sparks
Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ... Robby Preston
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Trimark

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Botrány TV See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Gilbert Gottfried said he has never seen this movie on his podcast. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: You never had me.
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Connections

References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

Old Time Rock N Roll
Written George Jackson, Tom Jones III
Performed by Rodney Dangerfield
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Sparks big laughs by the minute!
8 May 2001 | by mattymatt4everSee all my reviews

Rodney said, promoting his movie, when people write movies they think they're writing "Gone with the Wind." This movie is FAR from "Gone with the Wind," but if you're as much as a fan of Rodney as I am--and who doesn't love him?--you will have a great time! I can't understand why this movie didn't fare well at the box office. When I went to see it, there were only a few people, but the few that were in there were laughing hysterically! I saw it twice in theaters, and the second audience was doing the same! Especially the statue-penis scene. I think that has to one of the funniest moments ever captured on film and that really brought the house down! Of course, expect to see a chock full of Rodney one-liners, including: "We now come to a part of the show called 'It's Hard to Believe.' Or as my wife used to say..."I can't believe it's hard" and "The problem with me is I'm sitting on top of the world, and I've got hemmerhoids!" I'm not going to give away the rest of the lines, because that would be sinful. The gags are absolutely priceless! Sure, this is another outrageous comedy with the plot structure of a TV sitcom, but with Rodney in the front seat--How can you possibly go wrong? Also, keep your eye out for cameos by numerous talk show hosts and a special appearance by Burt Reynolds in one of his worst wigs...LOL.

My score: 8 (out of 10)


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