The talk show host whom everyone loves to hate. When the advertisers and the fcc begin complaining about wally sparks outrageous antics. The network president gives him an ultimatum: clean up your act or your show is canne... more »d. Studio: Lions Gate Home Ent. Release Date: 10/28/2003 Starring: Rodney Dangerfield Debi Mazar Run time: 105 minutes Rating: R Director: Peter Baldwin« less
It's not "Back to School" or "Caddyshack", but it will work
B.L. | Dallas, TX | 07/03/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is not quite as good as Caddyshack or Back To School, but it's still pretty funny... at least as funny as Easy Money. Something you have to know going into a Rodney Dangerfield movie is that you cannot expect the most cerebral movie you've ever seen. With that in mind, if you are looking for a Rodney Dangerfield movie where he does the whole silly one-liner thing, and you've already seen the other 3 movies I've mentioned then this movie will hit the spot."
Possibly the Funniest Rodney Movie EVER!!!
firstname.lastname@example.org | Canada | 01/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While the plot of this movie lacks some of the more substance-filled plots of "Back To School" or "Easy Money" (relatively speaking... really, who ever thought the words Rodney Dangerfield and substance could be put together) this is, without a doubt, the funniest Dangerfield movie ever. Between boob-shaped TV rating charts, broken penile humour, and a cast of cameos including Ron Jeremy, this movie will leave you on the floor from start to finish. As usual, Dangerfield attempts to insert some shallow piece of social commentary (which any kindergarten student could see through), but all in all, I have never laughed as hard in my life as when I watched this movie.
Cold Shower Egypt!
Papy Hary | Northeast Philly | 03/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Hey last night I met a girl she was so wild! How wild was she! She was so wild I gave her a virgin wool sweater...her body rejected it! This and many other comical pieces in MEET WALLY SPARKS make it a well-rounded film. Cameos by such famous people as Ron Jeremy and Tony Danza (playing a Taxi driver) make this film a must-see.A line in the scene with Tony when Wally gets in his cab: Tony: Hey wait till I tell the boys I had you in my cab! Wally: Hey Tony first of all you never had me, and if you did have me it wouldn't be in a cab. Tony: Oh it kills me it kills me"
[Three out of Four] Raunchy at times, but Rodney's third bes
Ricahrd A. Salzer | Chesapeake, Virginia, USA | 09/08/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Real good performances from Dangerfield, Reynolds, Ogden Stiers, et, al. Some of Rodney's obvious right wing views come through (For more of this, go to the scene in Back to School when he and History Teacher, the late Sam Kineson have there exchange about the p****y wimp Truman who wouldn't let Mac Arthur 'go in there and blow them Commie Bas****ds out!" Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Here, Reynolds plays Rodney's Producer; Rodney is obnoxious talk show host who's rating are dropping - his main target is Ogden Stiers who plays Southern Governor. If you haven't been brainwashed by 'Poli- tical Stupidity', then you will almost die laughing wacthing Rodney ride a DRUNK Horse through a ballroom, with a drink in one hand and a Confederate Battle Flag (Starry Cross) in the other. HilArious!"
Rodney meets Wally
Randy E. Halford | Boise, ID | 09/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Crude. Crass. Lowbrow. These words describe both the film & its title character. A real life fan of shows like "Jerry Springer", "Meet Wally Sparks" was obviously subject matter Rodney Dangerfield was anxious to base a comedy on. Just by watching the outrageously insane montage of the opening credits, you know immediately that this is not a "sophisticated" comedy...what would you expect from mining humor from the crazy world of "tabloid" talk shows, in which anything can--and usually does--happen? Rodney is, of course, obnoxious T.V. personality Wally Sparks, who is pressured by network top brass (Burt Reynolds) to "clean up his act or else". In desperation, he tries to arrange an interview with a distinguished Southern Governor (David Ogden Stiers, who was doing his share of silly comedies around that time with "Doc Hollywood" & "Jungle 2 Jungle"), who despises Sparks. Through plot twists--and Sparks' own deception--Sparks becomes an almost permanent houseguest, systematically wrecking the mansion & pushing the flustered Governor to his limits. Then Sparks stumbles upon a scandal which could destroy the Governor's career & personal life. Amidst all the loud craziness is a genteel message: Which is more important--your career or your children? The film is chock full of cameos from all kinds of celebrities. Debbie Mazar is wily & typically bewitching as Sparks' assistant, who becomes his devil's advocate. Cindy Williams has some amusing moments as the Governor's somewhat dippy wife. Reynolds, unfortunately, doesn't have enough screen time to make an impact. Some of the comedy is heavyhanded & obvious: Sparks accidentally emasculating a male statue; Sparks "loosening up" Williams & her bridge-playing partners with Long Island Iced-teas; and Reynolds' bumbling network assistant trying--and failing--to expose Sparks' shenanigans, most of his attempts looking like a poor man's Inspector Clouseau. Most of the time, the film tries to get laughs from having a room full of people run around & scream. What you can rely on is Rodney himself. He tosses out some pretty good--and racy R-rated--one-liners like the pro he is. He seems to be having much fun during the surrounding chaos. Certainly, MWS is not Rodney's best, but not his worst either. If you want crude belly laughs in the tradition of "Caddyshack" or "Easy Money", then this one's for you."