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Americathon PG

The ultimate spectacle is now a movie.
Americathon
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Format:  DVD-R
item number:  WAC 624887D
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 24 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: November 30, 2010
  • Originally Released: 1979
  • Label: Warner Archive Collection (MOD)
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen
  • Audio:
    • English

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Entertainment Reviews:

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AUDIENCE SCORE
User Ratings: 455
Rating: 0.5/4 -- Americathon is a puerile exploitation of one very thin joke during 98 very long minutes. Full Review
Chicago Sun-Times
Jun 18, 2018

Description by OLDIES.com:

In 1998 the world's oil supply is exhausted. The U.S. Treasury is empty and in deep debt to a billionaire businessman (Chief Dan George) who'll foreclose on the nation in 30 days. The solution: a telethon to save Uncle Sam from bankruptcy. And with this way-out-there premise as a launching pad, Americathon explodes into comic outer space. Written by Firesign Theatre veterans Phil Proctor and Peter Bergman, this wickedly funny - and 30 years later, outrageously timely - escapade stars Harvey Korman as an ego-tripping emcee, Fred Willard as a scheming White House aide and John Ritter as a mellow fellow of a President. Has the country got a prayer when the people running the show haven't got a clue? Tune in to this all-stops-out extravaganza of hilarity and - strange but true - foreboding.

Product Description:

The President of America realizes the government's debt can only be paid by having a massive telethon - don't laugh! The screenplay was by members of the comedy troupe, "Firesign Theatre."

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Studio Vaults
Warner Archive Collection

Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 39,808
  • UPC: 883316248874
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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