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Ringmaster (1998)

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Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Springer ... Jerry Farrelly
Jaime Pressly ... Angel Zorzak
William McNamara ... Troy Davenport
Molly Hagan ... Connie Zorzak
John Capodice ... Mel Riley
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Starletta
Ashley Holbrook Ashley Holbrook ... Willie
Tangie Ambrose ... Vonda Simmons
Nicki Micheaux ... Leshawnette
Krista Tesreau Krista Tesreau ... Catherine Winicott
Dawn Maxey Dawn Maxey ... Natalie
Maximilliana Maximilliana ... Charlie / Claire
Michael Jai White ... Demond
Michael Dudikoff ... Rusty
Jerry Giles Jerry Giles ... Floyd Merkel
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Storyline

Jerry Springer stars as more or less himself, the host of a raunchy, controversial and popular Los Angeles talk show which features everyday people with problems and who frequently vent their problems on the air. A new group of guests are flown in for one show who include white trailer trash from Sarasota FL; Connie, whose current husband has cheated on her with her nymphomaniac teenage daughter, Angel, for which Connie has gotten revenge by having sex with Angel's fiance; and from Detroit, black trash Starletta, whose boyfriend, Damone, has slept with all of her girlfriends. Soon the paths of all of these parties cross which leads to more sex, arguments, physical violence, and Jerry sweating out just another day.

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jerry Springer: Ringmaster See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,344,022, 29 November 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,247,881, 7 February 1999
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Legal stipulations prevented the production from using the name Jerry Springer (1991) in the film. It's called "The Jerry Show". See more »

Goofs

The trailer park folks are supposed to live in Central Florida. Angel passes a Tampa sign, and Willie mentions that he works at the Walmart in Lakeland. Angels' stepfather bails her out of the Broward County jail. Broward County is almost 200 miles south of Lakeland. See more »

Quotes

Catherine: Are those people OK?
Jerry Farrelly: No they're not OK, they're guests on my show.
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Featured in At the Movies: The Worst Films of 1998 (1999) See more »

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As If It Were Yesterday
Written & Performed by Joe Lervold
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Not horrible, but certainly not good
6 October 1999 | by Tito-8See all my reviews

This wasn't the major disaster that I was expecting, but that is about as positive as I can be in my description of the movie. I'm not sure what was meant to be funny about this movie, but I suppose it's all a matter of taste. Personally, I don't find it funny to watch morons living their idiotic lives or making fools of themselves on television, but then again, I'm not a fan of Jerry Springer's pathetic daytime talk show. I didn't get too bored watching this, but I was definitely never enjoying it, either. If you're in the mood to see a bad movie, but one that isn't too painful to sit through, this is a good choice.


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