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Meet Wally Sparks (1997)

R | | Comedy | 31 January 1997 (USA)
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Wally Sparks is a tabloid television show reporter, who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the Governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

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Peter Baldwin

Writers:

Harry Basil (story), Rodney Dangerfield (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodney Dangerfield ... Wally Sparks
Debi Mazar ... Sandy Gallo
David Ogden Stiers ... Gov. Floyd Preston
Burt Reynolds ... Lenny Spencer
Rita McKenzie Rita McKenzie ... Helen Williams
Lisa Thornhill ... Priscilla Preston
Mark L. Taylor ... Harvey Bishop
Cindy Williams ... Emily Preston
Gilbert Gottfried ... Mr. Harry Karp
Tony Danza ... New York Cab Driver
Karen Duffy ... Reporter #3
Eamonn Roche Eamonn Roche ... Alan Miller
Sir Mix A Lot ... Rapper Announcer (as Sir Mix-A-Lot)
Michael Weatherly ... Dean Sparks
Glenn Walker Harris Jr. ... Robby Preston
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Storyline

Wally Sparks is a tabloid television show reporter, who's trying to boost ratings on his show. He goes to the Governor's mansion to uncover a sex scandal.

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Taglines:

The Talk Show Host that Everyone loves to hate! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for continuous crude sexual humor and some nudity | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Trimark

Country:

Japan | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 January 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meet Wally Sparks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,131,001, 2 February 1997

Gross USA:

$4,073,582

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,073,582
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joey drives a, 1995 Chevrolet Camaro. See more »

Quotes

Wally Sparks: [the Judge attacks Wally with a saber] Everybody run for the hills.
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Connections

Features Sally Jessy Raphael (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Liebestraum
Written by Franz Liszt
Performed by Dave Pell Orchestra
Arranged by Dave Pell
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Live-action cartoon, but what's wrong with that?
24 February 2002 | by eeb215See all my reviews

"Meet Wally Sparks" is a screwball comedy in the vein of an Adam Sandler vehicle or latter-day "National Lampoon" movie. Sure, it's dumb. Sure, it's cheap. Sure, there's no Palm D'Or award sitting on the director's shelf. But some movies are not destined for accolades or AFI lists or anything above the $8.99-and-under used video rack at Blockbuster.

This movie has a drunken horse, three Southern ladies (one of them Cindy Williams) dancing in their skivvies to "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On", a fight between Sumo wrestlers and WWF stars, and Tony Danza reprising his role as Tony from "Taxi" doing a Rodney Dangerfield impression. Oh, and lest it be overlooked, RODNEY FRIGGIN' DANGERFIELD.

Come on. It's goofy, it's fun, it doesn't cost more than the price of a pack of cigarettes to own. Rodney and Oscar may not mix, but live-action cartoons and Rodney go pretty well together.


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