Americathon (1979)

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With the United States facing a major financial crisis, desperate President Chet Roosevelt resorts to an unusual method of increasing revenue: holding an international telethon to help save America. This alleged comedy attempts to mix political satire and broad comedy.

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Cast

John Ritter
as President Chet Roosevelt
Peter Riegert
as Eric McMurkin
Harvey Korman
as Monty Rushmore
Fred Willard
as Vincent Vanderhoff
Zane Buzby
as Mouling Jackson
Nancy Morgan
as Lucy Beth
Elvis Costello
as The Earl of Manchester
Chief Dan George
as Sam Birdwater
Tommy Lasorda
as Announcer
Jay Leno
as Larry
Meat Loaf
as Oklahoma Roy
Howard Hesseman
as Kip Margolis
Robert Beer
as David Eisenhower
Nellie Bellflower
as VP Advertising
Jimmy Weldon
as VP Research
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Americathon is a puerile exploitation of one very thin joke during 98 very long minutes.

Jun 18, 2018 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

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