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Meet Wally Sparks (1997)




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Old-school comic Rodney "I get no respect" Dangerfield headlines this broad-based comedy satire of trashy '90s-style television talk-shows. He plays the title host of an afternoon show that has become so sleazy that all but his most die-hard fans have stopped watching. Studio executive Lenny Spencer (Burt Reynolds) is so disgusted, that he gives Sparks one week to improve the ratings or else. To this end, Sparks attends a special reception hosted by his arch nemesis, ultra-conservative Governor Floyd Preston (David Ogden Stiers).more
Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Harry Basil, Rodney Dangerfield
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 20, 1999


Rodney Dangerfield
as Wally Sparks
Cindy Williams
as Emily Preston
Burt Reynolds
as Lenny Spencer
David Ogden Stiers
as Gov. Floyd Preston
Alan Rachins
as Judge Randall Willia...
Tony Danza
as New York Cab Driver
Tim Allen
as Himself
Jay Leno
as Himself
Gilbert Gottfried
as Mr. Harry Karp
Julia Sweeney
as Mrs. Martha Karp
John Henson
as Himself
Sir Mix-A-Lot
as Rapper Announcer
Bob Saget
as Reporter #4
Lesley-Anne Down
as Hooker Nurse
John Melendez
as Reporter #2
Barry Nolan
as Reporter #1
Karen Duffy
as Reporter #3
Mark Taylor
as Harvey Bishop
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Critic Reviews for Meet Wally Sparks

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Full Review… | April 15, 2009
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | April 12, 2002
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

Dangerfield misfire comedy on several levels; little to smile about.

March 14, 2009

Audience Reviews for Meet Wally Sparks

Rodney deserves better. Not completely terrible but it is one of those movies where you see the trailer and you've seen the movie.

Rodney Eckrich

Disappointing! A few funny lines but not worth the trouble. I'll have to stick with his top 3: Back to School, Easy Money and Caddyshack.

Came at the height of Dangerfield's 1980s popularity in the days following Caddyshack and Back to School. Though this clunker isn't even in the same ballpark as that movie in terms of hilarity. This was lame as hell.


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