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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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Neil Abramson

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Jon Bernstein
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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 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

Gross USA:

$9,247,881
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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 The Jerry Springer Show (1991) in the film. It's called "The Jerry Show". 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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Connections

References The Dukes of Hazzard (1979) See more »

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As If It Were Yesterday
Written & Performed by Joe Lervold
Courtesy of MasterSource
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Worst film of the year, a total waste of film stock
12 November 1998 | by JANET-6See all my reviews

This movie would have gone straight to video had it not been for the success of The Jerry Springer show. Instead of making a film like "Private Parts", "Ringmaster" just panders to the Springer audience. It's a series of behind the scenes fights, arguments, and sex scenes with no real plot. The film follows a few people who are going to appear on the show and if this is what Springer thinks of the people who appear on the show he deserves a drop in the ratings to say the least. Worst of all, the film tries to get serious towards the end and Springer himself gives one of his ridiculous speeches, as he tries to convince us that he's letting the "poor people" have a voice. He should be totally ashamed of himself, but no more so than Artisan films, the distributor of this trash.


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