Meet Wally Sparks

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  • R
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 45 min
  • 5.2  (3,772)

Meet Wally Sparks is a comedy film from 1997 starring the legendary comedian, Rodney Dangerfield as the titular character, Wally Sparks. The film also features Debi Mazar and David Ogden Stiers in supporting roles. Directed by Peter Baldwin, the movie follows the story of a sleazy and arrogant TV talk show host, Wally Sparks, who is desperate for ratings and will stop at nothing to get them.

The film begins with Wally Sparks hosting his late-night talk show, Wally Live, which is broadcast from his basement. Sparks is known for his controversial and sensational interviews with guests, which often end in chaos. Seeking more notoriety and higher ratings, he comes up with a plan to fake his own kidnapping to create a media sensation. However, his plan goes awry when he is actually abducted by a group of rednecks.

As the situation quickly spirals out of control, Wally's only way out is to rely on the help of his loyal assistant, Sandy Gallo (played by Debi Mazar) and his oldest friend, Carl (played by David Ogden Stiers). Along the way, he encounters a host of interesting characters, including a biker gang and a group of neo-Nazi skinheads.

The movie is filled with classic Rodney Dangerfield comedy, from one-liners to sight gags that will leave viewers in stitches. The script is witty and sharp, but also has a heart, as Wally Sparks learns some valuable lessons about himself and his relationships with those around him.

Despite its predictable story arc and a few clichés, Meet Wally Sparks is an amusing and entertaining watch that will appeal to fans of Rodney Dangerfield's unique brand of humor. The film offers a glimpse into the crazy world of celebrity culture and the lengths people will go to get their fifteen minutes of fame. It's also a testament to Dangerfield's comedic genius, as he manages to deliver every line with his trademark wit and charm.

In addition to Dangerfield, the supporting cast does an admirable job, particularly Mazar, who brings an unexpected depth to her role as Wally's assistant. Stiers, meanwhile, delivers a solid performance as Wally's long-suffering friend.

At its core, Meet Wally Sparks is a funny, lighthearted comedy that will leave you laughing from beginning to end. It's not a perfect film, but it doesn't pretend to be. What it does offer is an enjoyable comedy experience with a dose of heart and a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. So grab some popcorn and settle in for a night with Wally Sparks - you won't be disappointed.

Meet Wally Sparks is a 1997 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

Meet Wally Sparks
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    5.2  (3,772)