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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 / talk show host
Jaime Pressly ... Angel / Connie's daughter
William McNamara ... Troy Davenport
Molly Hagan ... Connie / Angel's mother
John Capodice ... Mel Riley
Wendy Raquel Robinson ... Starletta / Damone's girlfriend
Ashley Holbrook Ashley Holbrook ... Willie / Angel's fiance
Tangie Ambrose ... Vonda Simmons
Nicki Micheaux ... Leshawnette
Krista Tesreau Krista Tesreau ... Catherine Winicott
Dawn Maxey Dawn Maxey ... Natalie
Maximilliana ... Charlie / Claire
Michael Jai White ... Demond / Starletta's boyfriend
Michael Dudikoff ... Rusty / Connie's husband
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:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,344,022, 29 November 1998

Gross USA:

$9,257,103

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,257,103
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Michael Dudikoff and Michael jai White known for being action heroes in action movies make an appearance in this comedy. See more »

Goofs

Jerry signs Connie's shirt "To Connie Thanks Love Jerry." Later on, the shirt says "To Connie Thanks Jerry." 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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Features Without Air (1995) See more »

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As If It Were Yesterday
Written & Performed by Joe Lervold
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Nauseating
21 October 2000 | by culwinSee all my reviews

The only thing that kept me from vomiting after seeing this movie was the fact that these are just actors and not the freak show that usually appears on the TV show. This is also the main reason that fans of the TV show won't like the movie, but not the only reason. This movie has about as much entertainment value as getting a root canal. It approaches the abyssmal depths of bad movie making, and then gets even worse. I won't waste your time describing this movie in further detail; suffice it to say that I pity the poor camera people who had to suffer through watching this c**p the first time.


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