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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.

Director:

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:

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

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Tony Danza plays a New York Cabbie named Tony, which was the first name of his career-making role on the show Taxi. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: What a place, Canada; they started a country and no one showed up.
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Crazy Credits

There is a mid-credit scene featuring Miller. See more »

Connections

Edited from Hudson Hawk (1991) See more »

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Liebestraum
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Dave Pell Orchestra
Arranged by Dave Pell
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It's as if the script was an afterthought wrapped around Rodney's one liners .....
11 September 2019 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

But who cares because, though hit or miss with the jokes, "Meet Wally Sparks" has enough laughs to fill several of today's lame comedy efforts. Rodney Dangerfield cannot be contained with his rapid fire comeback comedy routine, and a loud mouth talk show host suits him perfectly as the ideal outlet for his crass comments. Think adults doing "Animal House", and you will be close to describing this funny film. Lots of cameos add to the fun, with Burt Reynolds especially memorable as Wally's boss and old friend. One thing worth mentioning is that the movie moves quickly from one joke to the next, and thus there are few dead spots. It is also the type of film that gets better with multiple viewings. Recommended. - MERK


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Official Sites:

Trimark

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,131,001, 2 February 1997

Gross USA:

$4,073,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,073,582
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1.85 : 1
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