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 … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Harry Basil, Rodney Dangerfield
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On DVD: Sep 20, 1999


as Wally Sparks

as Emily Preston

as Lenny Spencer

as Gov. Floyd Preston

as Judge Randall Willia...

as New York Cab Driver

as Himself

as Himself

as Mr. Harry Karp

as Mrs. Martha Karp

as Himself

as Rapper Announcer

as Reporter #4

as Hooker Nurse

as Reporter #2

as Herself

as Himself

as Reporter #1

as Reporter #3

as Harvey Bishop
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Full Review… | June 18, 2002
San Francisco Chronicle
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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
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Dangerfield misfire comedy on several levels; little to smile about.

March 14, 2009

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