National Lampoon's Movie Madness

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  • R
  • 1981
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 3.2  (1,256)

National Lampoon's Movie Madness is a 1982 comedy anthology film directed by Bob Giraldi and Henry Jaglom. The film is presented as a series of interlinked skits, each one poking fun at a different film genre. The film stars Peter Riegert as Leo, the stressed-out producer of a low-budget movie studio who will do anything to save his company from bankruptcy. Along with his eccentric team of writers and crew members, Leo sets out to create a series of films that will capture the attention of audiences everywhere.

The first skit in the film is a parody of slasher movies. Titled "Success Wanters," it follows a group of coworkers at a publishing company who are mysteriously killed off one by one. Diane Lane plays the final survivor, who must outsmart the killer before he gets to her.

The second skit is a send-up of disaster movies. Titled "Municipalians," it features a city government struggling to deal with a massive earthquake that threatens to destroy their town. Candy Clark plays the mayor, who must coordinate the efforts of a wacky bunch of emergency workers to prevent a catastrophe.

The third skit is a spoof of sexploitation movies. Titled "Growing Yourself," it follows a man who orders a mail-order body part and becomes addicted to it. The skit is notable for its use of stop-motion animation and features a cameo by Meat Loaf.

The fourth skit is a take on war movies. Titled "Succession Wars," it features a group of army recruits who must train to defeat an enemy force. The skit is notable for its use of fantasy elements, including a dragon that the recruits must battle.

The fifth skit is a satire of rock musicals. Titled "Funny Money," it follows a struggling band who are offered a huge record deal with a catch- they must sell out and sing jingles for commercials. The band members must choose between their integrity and a shot at fame and fortune.

The film's final skit is a spoof of gangster movies. Titled "Mafioso II," it features a group of Italian mobsters who plan to move their operations to a new city. The skit is notable for its colorful characters and over-the-top violence.

Throughout the film, there are also short skits that parody other movie genres, such as westerns, sci-fi, and romance. These skits serve as interludes between the longer segments and provide hilarious moments of comic relief.

Overall, National Lampoon's Movie Madness is a hilarious romp through the world of cinema. Its irreverent humor and clever parodies make it a must-see for any fan of comedy, and its star-studded cast delivers memorable performances throughout.

National Lampoon's Movie Madness is a 1981 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.2.

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  • Release Date
    1981
  • MPAA Rating
    R
  • Runtime
    1 hr 29 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    3.2  (1,256)