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).
Rating:
R (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre:
Comedy
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Trimark

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Cast

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

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (2)

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

March 14, 2009
Video-Reviewmaster.com

Dangerfield gets all his celebrity friends to cameo -- and they've never been worse!

October 19, 2002

Deserves no respect.

July 25, 2002
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Shudderingly awful. You'll need a shower.

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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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
Rodney Eckrich
½

78% "I really hate that man."-Govoner Floyd Preston (David Ogden Stiers Tons of cameos, from Bob Sagat to Stuttering John, tons.

FilmGrinder Stone
FilmGrinder Stone
½

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.

Brad Wernz
Brad Wernz

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