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Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)

A spoof 1950s science fiction movie, interspersed with various comedy sketches concerning late night television.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Donald F. Muhich ...
Easterbrook (segment "Pethouse Video")
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Taryn Steele (segment "Pethouse Video")
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Murray (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Erica Yohn ...
Selma (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Debby Davison ...
Weatherperson (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Rob Krausz ...
Floor Manager (segment "Murray in Videoland")
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Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
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Anchorman (segment "Murray in Videoland") / TV Announcer (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") / Announcer (segment "Silly Pate")
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Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
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Harry Landers (segment "Hospital")
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Doctor (segment "Hospital")
Brian Ann Zoccola ...
Nurse (segment "Hospital")
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Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
Stanley Brock ...
Customer (segment "Hairlooming")
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Storyline

A series of short sketches, most of which parody late-night television and the low-budget movies one often finds there. Other skits include a man being attacked by his apartment, a funeral hosted by classic comedians, and a teen-age boy's big night turning into a nightmare. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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18 September 1987 (USA)  »

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$548,696 (USA)
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Trivia

The literal translation of the French title is "The Cheeseburger Movie" or "Cheeseburger Film Sandwich". The literal translation of the French title for this film's precursor, The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977), is "The Hamburger Movie" or "Hamburger Film Sandwich". See more »

Goofs

In the "Mondo Condo" segment, while Arsenio Hall is struggling to get his necktie out of the garbage disposal unit, he knocks over the beer can. But in the next shot, the beer can is still on the counter. See more »

Quotes

Easterbrook (segment "Pethouse Video"): [neatly suited, boring man] Hello. I'm Dr. Warren G. Easterbrook, Chairman of the President's Commission on Education. And I would like to talk to you about an ever-increasing problem: The short attention span of today's youth. Weaned as they are on television, young people today can't seem to pay attention for more than a few minutes...
voice of the announcer on the video: [interrupting, with pony logo] Pethouse Video presents an in-depth, up close and personal look at Pethouse Plaything Taryn Steele.
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits, Murray walks out, still trying to get out of the television. He finally gives up and walks away. See more »

Connections

References Hollywood Boulevard (1976) See more »

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Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose
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Written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown
Performed by David Alan Grier
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An homage to late-night television surfing
6 April 2005 | by (Republic of Korea) – See all my reviews

Greetings, one and all! "Amazon Women on the Moon" is one of my all-time favorite movies, not because it is perfect, but because it effectively yet respectfully lampoons so many genres, including 50s movies, late-night television of all sorts, and even different styles of literature available throughout a good portion of the 20th century. Find a trend in literature of the 40s and 50s, movies of the 50s and 60s, or television of the 50s through the 70s, and it is somehow made fun of in this movie.

Another reason that I like this film is the fact that everyone involved, and there are many, many recognizable names involved with this project, seems to be having so much fun doing it. Several of the best moments for me are those when actors are playing, tongue-in-cheek, the same types of roles for which they were famous in other "serious" movies.

The movie is incredibly funny if you are in the right mood, and with the right crowd. Even if not, however, there are enough funny moments to make this worth watching. The pacing and style are sometimes uneven, which I found worked toward a purpose, but that may make it hard for some to watch the movie straight through. If that is the case, watch it in two sittings; it's worth the extra effort.

One game you can play, if you know the times or are old enough to remember first-hand, is to find how many books, TV shows/icons, and movies are good-naturedly ridiculed throughout the movie.


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