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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:
Arsenio Hall ... Apartment Victim (segment "Mondo Condo") (as Arsenio)
Donald F. Muhich Donald F. Muhich ... Easterbrook (segment "Pethouse Video") (as Donald Muhich)
Monique Gabrielle ... Taryn Steele (segment "Pethouse Video")
Lou Jacobi ... Murray (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Erica Yohn Erica Yohn ... Selma (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Debby Davison Debby Davison ... Weatherperson (segment "Murray in Videoland") (as Debbie Davison)
Rob Krausz Rob Krausz ... Floor Manager (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Phil Hartman ... Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland") (voice)
Corey Burton ... Anchorman (segment "Murray in Videoland") / TV Announcer (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") / Announcer (segment "Silly Pate") (voice)
Michelle Pfeiffer ... Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
Peter Horton ... Harry Landers (segment "Hospital")
Griffin Dunne ... Doctor (segment "Hospital")
Brian Ann Zoccola Brian Ann Zoccola ... Nurse (segment "Hospital")
Joe Pantoliano ... 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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Universal Pictures, the studio that brought you such classic motion pictures as "All Quiet on the Western Front", "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial" and "Out of Africa", is proud to present..."Amazon Women on the Moon". See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Trivia

The name of the TV station during the "Amazon Women on the Moon" sketch, WIDB, is the name of a student-run radio station at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, of which director / producer Robert K. Weiss is a graduate. See more »

Goofs

Arsenio's shredded tie changes between shots. Obviously 2 differently shredded ties were used. 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

The cast credits are interrupted by a lengthy skit called "Reckless Youth". The credits then resume, beginning with the cast credits for Reckless Youth. See more »

Alternate Versions

European TV versions include the original 'Pethouse Video' scene. See more »


Soundtracks

Joy to the World
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Written by Hoyt Axton
Performed by David Alan Grier
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A Fun Niche Movie!
13 March 2005 | by Michael-RGVSee all my reviews

While most people will think this film is plain silly, which it is, it is really quite fun too.

With a few exceptions, the film is about your typical late night television and the crazy ads that used to permeate the airwaves before all the infomercials started taking over in the 90's. In this film, they make fun of those crazy ads and programming by doing outrageous spoof ads interspersed with an old 1950's B movie with a lot of projection problems.

Any couch potato with a good sense of humor and a memory of the 70's & 80's television programming should enjoy this one! This is why I call it a niche movie.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kentucky Fried Sequel See more »

Filming Locations:

Agua Dulce, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$171,723, 20 September 1987

Gross USA:

$548,696

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$548,696
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Company Credits

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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