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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michelle Pfeiffer and Peter Horton, who played the couple in the "Hospital" sketch, were married in real-life at the time the movie was made. 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

Man in Pub: [humoring the "invisible man"] Oh, my. Now, how did that happen? There must be a ghost in here.
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Crazy Credits

Samuel L. Bronkowitz is thanked. This is another reference to the film producer in The Kentucky Fried Movie (1977). See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

References American Graffiti (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree
(uncredited)
Written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown
Performed by David Alan Grier
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Sketchy Comedy
9 November 2002 | by peenwormSee all my reviews

Collection of sketches, essentially _The Kentucky Fried Movie_ updated for the 1980s and ported from film to late night tv/video. Slow, perplexingly un-funny and intensely dated in many parts, it still manages to provide a few fairly good amusements as it twitches along. The central feature of this collection - the titular _Amazon Women on the Moon_ movie-within-movie is a fairly amusing if obvious spoof of the cheap, brash sci-fi movies of the 1950s. Yeah, easy subject matter to spoof, but some of the attention to detail indicates at least some measure of fondness for the material. Fun fact: the astronauts are dressed in the uniforms from _Forbidden Planet_. The rest is 'filler', little vignettes and fake commercials and so forth which vary in quality from funny to passable to containing steve gutenberg.


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