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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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31 January 1997 (USA)  »

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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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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: I looked up your family tree. Two dogs were using it.
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Connections

Features The Geraldo Rivera Show (1987) See more »

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Liebestraum
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Dave Pell Orchestra
Arranged by Dave Pell
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Rodney Dangerfield at his best!
22 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

I first saw MEET WALLY SPARKS on the usa network late one night and I have to say that MEET WALLY SPARKS is Rodney Dangerfield's best movie. Unlike most of his other movies where there are only a few funny bits, MEET WALLY SPARKS is funny throughout the whole movie. Pretty much every single one of the jokes are about sex-related material which isn't a complaint, just a statement. I really think that Rodney Dangerfield and Peter Basil did wrte a great script and a very funny movie. Director Peter Baldwin did a good job too for his first movie [he's directed several television shows]. If you like Rodney Dangerfield, you'll love MEET WALLY SPARKS.


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