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America (1986)






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An TV news satire from director Robert Downey, this film concerns a cable evening news show that gradually turns into chaotic performance art. Head newscaster Terrence Hackley (Zack Norman) has been caught by his wife Joy (Tammy Grimes) with a plaid skirt in his suitcase, so he covers up by wearing it in his interviews. The sagging ratings start to go up and then they zoom sky-high after Joy and the weatherman bounce the station's signal off the moon and it lands in houses around the world. Several zany vignettes send up media moguls and film directors as the news program becomes increasingly bizarre.more
Rating: R
Genre: Comedy
Directed By: ,
Written By: Robert Downey Jr., Sidney Davis, Robert Downey Sr.
On DVD: Jun 30, 1989


Zack Norman
as Terrence Hackley
Tammy Grimes
as Joy Hackley
Richard Belzer
as Gypsy Beam
Monroe Arnold
as Floyd Praeger
Liz Torres
as Dolores Frantico
Pablo Ferro
as Hector Frantico
David Kerman
as Mr. Management
Howard Thomashefsky
as Earl Justice
Michael Bahr
as Martin Lang
Laura Ashton
as Tina Lyle
David Kerman
as Mr. Management
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