Meet Wally Sparks 1997 R CC

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Wally Sparks is a tabloid TV show reporter who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

Starring:
Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar
Runtime:
1 hour, 46 minutes

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Genres Comedy
Director Peter Baldwin
Starring Rodney Dangerfield, Debi Mazar
Supporting actors David Ogden Stiers, Burt Reynolds, Rita McKenzie, Lisa Thornhill, Mark L. Taylor, Cindy Williams, Gilbert Gottfried, Tony Danza, Karen Duffy, Eamonn Roche, Sir Mix a Lot, Michael Weatherly, Glenn Walker Harris Jr., Julia Sweeney, Lenny Clarke, Ryan Tomlinson, Ron Jeremy, Sandy Helberg
Studio Lionsgate
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Customer Reviews

Too bad he hadn't done more in his time.
~*JONAS*~
This is hilarous!If you like Rodney, you will love this move.
D. M. Miller
This is definitely one to watch a hundred times!
Thorfinn

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By joeykay@hotmail.com on January 8, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
While the plot of this movie lacks some of the more substance-filled plots of "Back To School" or "Easy Money" (relatively speaking... really, who ever thought the words Rodney Dangerfield and substance could be put together) this is, without a doubt, the funniest Dangerfield movie ever. Between boob-shaped TV rating charts, broken penile humour, and a cast of cameos including Ron Jeremy, this movie will leave you on the floor from start to finish. As usual, Dangerfield attempts to insert some shallow piece of social commentary (which any kindergarten student could see through), but all in all, I have never laughed as hard in my life as when I watched this movie.
A must-see!!!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By B.L. on July 3, 2006
Format: DVD
This movie is not quite as good as Caddyshack or Back To School, but it's still pretty funny... at least as funny as Easy Money. Something you have to know going into a Rodney Dangerfield movie is that you cannot expect the most cerebral movie you've ever seen. With that in mind, if you are looking for a Rodney Dangerfield movie where he does the whole silly one-liner thing, and you've already seen the other 3 movies I've mentioned then this movie will hit the spot.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Papy Hary on March 12, 2000
Format: DVD
Hey last night I met a girl she was so wild! How wild was she! She was so wild I gave her a virgin wool sweater...her body rejected it! This and many other comical pieces in MEET WALLY SPARKS make it a well-rounded film. Cameos by such famous people as Ron Jeremy and Tony Danza (playing a Taxi driver) make this film a must-see.
A line in the scene with Tony when Wally gets in his cab: Tony: Hey wait till I tell the boys I had you in my cab! Wally: Hey Tony first of all you never had me, and if you did have me it wouldn't be in a cab. Tony: Oh it kills me it kills me
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Randy E. Halford on September 8, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Crude. Crass. Lowbrow. These words describe both the film & its title character. A real life fan of shows like "Jerry Springer", "Meet Wally Sparks" was obviously subject matter Rodney Dangerfield was anxious to base a comedy on. Just by watching the outrageously insane montage of the opening credits, you know immediately that this is not a "sophisticated" comedy...what would you expect from mining humor from the crazy world of "tabloid" talk shows, in which anything can--and usually does--happen? Rodney is, of course, obnoxious T.V. personality Wally Sparks, who is pressured by network top brass (Burt Reynolds) to "clean up his act or else". In desperation, he tries to arrange an interview with a distinguished Southern Governor (David Ogden Stiers, who was doing his share of silly comedies around that time with "Doc Hollywood" & "Jungle 2 Jungle"), who despises Sparks. Through plot twists--and Sparks' own deception--Sparks becomes an almost permanent houseguest, systematically wrecking the mansion & pushing the flustered Governor to his limits. Then Sparks stumbles upon a scandal which could destroy the Governor's career & personal life. Amidst all the loud craziness is a genteel message: Which is more important--your career or your children?
The film is chock full of cameos from all kinds of celebrities. Debbie Mazar is wily & typically bewitching as Sparks' assistant, who becomes his devil's advocate. Cindy Williams has some amusing moments as the Governor's somewhat dippy wife. Reynolds, unfortunately, doesn't have enough screen time to make an impact.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Not a great movie, but there are some hilareous scenes. The cameo appearences were great. Lesley-Anne Down as a southern call girl is a scene worth seeing the movie for in itself.
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By Bob Richards on November 26, 2012
Format: Amazon Instant Video
I guess if anybody else attempted the same ridiculous gags, they might be insulting, but Dangerfield is truly a comedian, as much as he is a comic. It's so important from time to time, to forget the cerebral and the allegorical, and instead, just cut loose, and laugh like an idiot. As an example, the gig with the three (older) gals playing bridge, then suddenly (after a Rodney brings a few fifths over), they're doing choreography in their bras/panties, had me laughing like an idiot. And then, when the Governor walks in and sees them face down in the gutter drunk and in only their underwear, including his wife Emily (Williams), and Rodney says something to the effect of "Hey Governor, you can take her upstairs now, she's ready!"; even my wife (who isn't a Dangerfield fan by any means), laughed out loud. There's a lot of those moments. I never even liked Cindy Williams before this movie, now I love her! Only Rodney could paint such great pictures.
Finally, I heartily agree with a previous review I read here on Amazon about this picture where he stated (paraphrasing), "It's too bad Rodney's not still with us to do more hilarious light-hearted stuff for us". Ain't it the truth.

Bob
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Format: DVD
In my humble opinion, an excellent off-the-wall outrageously funny movie about an all-too zany talk show host Wally Sparks (Rodney Dangerfield). One thing I liked about this flick was that every character had their share of good lines. Things go nuts when Sparks rides into the Governor's mansion riding a horse - then gets injured, having to recover in a guest room at the mansion. Then, everything really gets out of hand when the 'Wally Sparks Show' gets broadcasted from the mansion as the whole place gets transformed into a media circus. Couple of the others that have a vital role that show up here are Wally's sexy assistant Sandy Gallo (Debi Mazar), Governor Floyd Preston (David Ogden Stiers) - his wife Emily (Cindy Williams, still cute after all these years following Laverne & Shirley) and the deceiving porn actress Lola Laura (Cindy Ambuehl). Mama-mia! They rarely come along any hotter than this one. Highly recommended.
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