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Prime Time (1977)

American Raspberry (original title)
R | | Comedy | 1977 (USA)
Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Ainsley Paul Ainsley ... Guard in Political Speech
Wil Albert Wil Albert ... Bruno
Royce D. Applegate ... Miracle White Announcer
Meridith Baer ... Switchboard Operator #2 (as Meredith Baer)
Gene Borkan Gene Borkan ... Attendant in Retirement Home
Jordan Cohen Jordan Cohen ... Boy in Winkles (as Jordon Brian)
Cory 'Bumper' Yothers Cory 'Bumper' Yothers ... Boy in Bullseye Frozen Food (as Bumper)
Marianne Bunch ... Girl on Beach
Twink Caplan ... Louise (as Twinkie Caplan)
Mel Carter Mel Carter ... Storefront Person
Joanna Cassidy ... Lisa Allen
Dort Clark ... Overdrawn Depositor
K.C. Ligon ... Maxine Waldman (as Katherine Dunfee Clark)
Beatrice Colen ... Mother
Dee Cooper ... Trucker
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Storyline

Some unknown source has interrupted all television transmissions around the world. In place of the regular broadcasts, a lineup of extremely tasteless programs and commercials have been substituted. Included in the mix are such show as The Shitheads, The Charles Whitman Invitational, and commercials for a number of improbable products. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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The Movie That Grabs TV by the Dials and Won't Let Go! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Funny America See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Budget:

$50,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final theatrical feature film directed by Bradley R. Swirnoff. See more »

Goofs

When the body bag is placed into the overhead compartment on the plane, the person inside can be seen shifting around. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: The Body Shop (2010) See more »

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schticks and skits
18 August 2006 | by ejrjrSee all my reviews

Series of parody skits skewer social topics and television commercials under the pretense of illegal television broadcasts by some unknown group. Some are quite funny while others don't survive the test of time. A few were licensed from National Lampoon. Some of the funniest are the parodies of the U.S. President and his chief arguing about the conspirators and actions to take. The ending is rather sardonic and poignant in light of Gorgeous Georgie and Doofus Dickie. Well produced and directed in spite of limited budget. Available as part of the Drive In 50-movie pack released by Mill Creek Entertainment. Unfortunately, the source print while complete was apparently turning or had lost color and the transfer has many extremely dark areas. But, the comedy doesn't suffer from such. These are similar to skits from the early years of Saturday Night Live.


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