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In this spoof of Jaws (1975), nearly fifty comedians are mysteriously attacked and swallowed up, apparently by a great white shark.

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Dick McDonough
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bob Hope ... Himself - Host
Don Adams ... Himself
Jack Albertson ... Himself
Marty Allen ... Himself
Steve Allen ... Himself
Desi Arnaz ... Himself
Billy Barty ... Himself
Rona Barrett ... Herself
Milton Berle ... Himself
Foster Brooks ... Himself
Les Brown Les Brown ... Himself
George Burns ... Himself
Red Buttons ... Himself
Pat Buttram ... Himself
John Byner ... Himself
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Over fifty of the greatest living comedians are called to a party at Bob Hope's house, where each of them is systematically killed (and their bodies thrown in Hope's pool!). Hope and the rapidly shrinking cast try to discover who is the mysterious killer known only as "Joys." Written by Mike Konczewski

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Genres:

Mystery | Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bob Hope Special: Bob Hope in 'Joys' See more »

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Hope Enterprises See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The title is a parody of the blockbuster movie Jaws (1975). See more »

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Spoofs Ellery Queen (1975) See more »

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Special Joys
1 September 2014 | by captaincrunch32-1See all my reviews

I only saw this once as a kid as well, but obviously it left an impression.

I found a copy of it on VHS....I believe the official title is Special Joys.

The cast included: Don Adams, Jack Albertson, Marty Allen, Steve Allen, Desi Arnaz, Billy Barty, Rona Barrett, Milton Berle, Foster Brooks, Les Brown, George Burns, Red Buttons, Pat Buttram, John Byner, Sid Caesar, Sammy Cahn, Glen Campbell, Jack Carter, Charo, Jerry Colonna, Mike Connors, Scatman Crothers, Bill Dana, Angie Dickinson, Phyllis Diller, Jamie Farr, George Gobel, Jim Hutton, David Janssen, Alan King, George Kirby, Don Knotts, Fred MacMurray, Dean Martin, Groucho Marx, Jan Murray, Wayne Newton, Vincent Price, Freddy Prinze, Don Rickles, Harry Ritz, Telly Savalas, Phil Silvers, Larry Storch, Abe Vigoda, and an uncredited villain! 90 minutes.


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