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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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... Jerry Farrelly
... Angel Zorzak
... Troy Davenport
... Connie Zorzak
... Mel Riley
... Starletta
Ashley Holbrook ... Willie
... Vonda Simmons
... Leshawnette
Krista Tesreau ... Catherine Winicott
Dawn Maxey ... Natalie
Maximilliana ... Charlie / Claire
... Demond
... Rusty
Jerry Giles ... Floyd Merkel
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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 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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Comedy

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Rated R for strong sexual content and language | See all certifications »
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25 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Jerry Springer: Ringmaster  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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$9,247,881, 7 February 1999
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Legal stipulations prevented the production from using the name of Jerry Springer (1991) in the film. Hence, here it's called "The Jerry Show". See more »

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Connie's shirt that she gets Jerry to sign and the one that she wears in later scenes is different. Jerry signs "To Connie Thanks Love Jerry" and the shirt that she wears says "To Connie Thanks Jerry." See more »

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Natalie: How do you know your friend is having sex with Desmond?
Starletta: 'Cause I'm standing in his living room while he getting some sorry piece of traitor ass.
Vonda: Who you calling a sorry piece of traitor ass?
Starletta: Ho', I ain't even talking to you, it's the people from Jerry.
Vonda: Who you calling a ho'?
Starletta: Put you hands on me, bitch, come on! Put your hands on me. I guarantee 911 won't get here fast enough for your ass!
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Features Without Air (1995) See more »

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As If It Were Yesterday
Written & Performed by Joe Lervold
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Not horrible, but certainly not good
6 October 1999 | by See 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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