Meet Wally Sparks (1997) - Rotten Tomatoes

Meet Wally Sparks (1997)




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Old-school comic Rodney "I get no respect" Dangerfield headlines this broad-based comedy satire of trashy '90s-style television talk-shows. He plays the title host of an afternoon show that has become so sleazy that all but his most die-hard fans have stopped watching. Studio executive Lenny Spencer (Burt Reynolds) is so disgusted, that he gives Sparks one week to improve the ratings or else. To this end, Sparks attends a special reception hosted by his arch nemesis, ultra-conservative Governor Floyd Preston (David Ogden Stiers).

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Rodney Dangerfield
as Wally Sparks
Cindy Williams
as Emily Preston
Burt Reynolds
as Lenny Spencer
David Ogden Stiers
as Gov. Floyd Preston
Alan Rachins
as Judge Randall Williams
Tony Danza
as New York Cab Driver
Tim Allen
as Himself
Jay Leno
as Himself
Gilbert Gottfried
as Mr. Harry Karp
Julia Sweeney
as Mrs. Martha Karp
John Henson
as Himself
Sir Mix-A-Lot
as Rapper Announcer
Bob Saget
as Reporter #4
Lesley-Anne Down
as Hooker Nurse
John Melendez
as Reporter #2
Barry Nolan
as Reporter #1
Karen Duffy
as Reporter #3
Mark Taylor
as Harvey Bishop
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Critic Reviews for Meet Wally Sparks

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (4)

Deserves no respect.

July 25, 2002 | Rating: 3/5
Top Critic

Though Wally has its topical touches -- including the suggestion that the governor prove his innocence by exposing his private parts -- nothing hits home in Peter Baldwin's slapdash, scattershot farce.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

Dangerfield misfire comedy on several levels; little to smile about.

March 14, 2009 | Rating: 2/5

Dangerfield gets all his celebrity friends to cameo -- and they've never been worse!

October 19, 2002 | Rating: 0/5

Shudderingly awful. You'll need a shower.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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