6.3/10
138
8 user 2 critic

Really Weird Tales (1987)

Unrated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | TV Movie 2 February 1987
The movie consists of three odd and strange tales that each teach a different lesson.
Reviews
1 win. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Flaherty ... Your Host
John Candy ... Howard Jensen (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Sheila McCarthy ... Ellie Hutchins (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Christopher Januszczak Christopher Januszczak ... Jimmy Hutchins (segment "Cursed with Charisma") (as Chris Januszczak)
Don Lake ... Hugh Mullins (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Wayne Robson ... Jeter (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Shirley Douglas ... Edna Besley (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Patricia Hamilton ... Assessor (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Eric Keenleyside ... Alien #1 (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Clifton Maslen Clifton Maslen ... Alien #2 (segment "Cursed with Charisma")
Catherine O'Hara ... Theresa Sharpe (segment "I'll Die Loving")
John Hemphill John Hemphill ... Mervis Jutt (segment "I'll Die Loving")
David McIlwraith ... Todd Jeffrey Lamonte (segment "I'll Die Loving")
Jayne Eastwood ... Mother Superior (segment "I'll Die Loving")
Paul Soles Paul Soles ... Professor Tistaert (segment "I'll Die Loving")
Learn more

More Like This 

The Rocket Boy (TV Movie 1989)
Sci-Fi | Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In this Sci-fi Comedy a gentle video clerk has a secret double life as an intergalactic crime-fighter who must stop an evil alien from stealing the hair off human heads.

Directors: John Blanchard, Peter Hudecki
Stars: Dave Thomas, Ron James, Mark Parr
Hostage for a Day (TV Movie 1994)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

A suburban fakes his kidnapping in order to rid himself of his abusive wife - but when real kidnappers show up to collect the ransom, the police get involved with a thorough investigation.

Director: John Candy
Stars: George Wendt, John Vernon, Robin Duke
The Last Polka (TV Movie 1985)
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A mockumentary that depicts the final concert of Yosh and Stan Shmenge aka the Happy Wanderers.

Director: John Blanchard
Stars: John Candy, Eugene Levy, Rick Moranis
Hot to Trot (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The Masters of Menace are actually a motorcycle gang. When one of their own dies while performing a dangerous bike stunt, they decide to cross the country to go bury him. With the coffin in... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Raskov
Stars: David Rasche, Catherine Bach, Tino Insana
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A college professor (George Segal) and an English divorcee (Glenda Jackson) meet and marry while on a vacation in France. When the bride returns home she finds life less than rosey as the ... See full summary »

Director: Melvin Frank
Stars: George Segal, Glenda Jackson, Maureen Stapleton
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Mentally tortured photojournalist attempts to track down his wife's murderer.

Director: George Bloomfield
Stars: Michael Sarrazin, Susan Clark, Anthony Perkins
Boris and Natasha (TV Movie 1992)
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

The classic cartoon spies, Boris and Natasha, get their very own live-action adventure. Sent to America to find an important microchip, the usually villainous duo begin to question who they're working for and why.

Director: Charles Martin Smith
Stars: Sally Kellerman, Dave Thomas, Andrea Martin
Find the Lady (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Three kidnapping plots simultaneously target the same young woman.

Director: John Trent
Stars: Lawrence Dane, John Candy, Ed McNamara
Speed Zone (1989)
Comedy | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Despite the police's preemptive strike, the illegal coast-to-coast car race is still on with new drivers. It's a race where fair play, red lights, stop signs, police roadblocks and traffic rules in general have no validity.

Director: Jim Drake
Stars: Peter Boyle, Donna Dixon, John Candy
Tunnel Vision (1976)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A committee investigating TV's first uncensored network examines a typical day's programming, which includes shows, commercials, news programs, you name it. What they discover will surely ... See full summary »

Directors: Neal Israel, Bradley R. Swirnoff
Stars: Phil Proctor, Howard Hesseman, Beans Morocco
Drama | Mystery | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Four men kidnap an old girlfriend on Halloween night as a joke to ruin a real estate deal, only to have a very real clown-masked killer stalk them seeking revenge.

Director: Martyn Burke
Stars: Stephen Young, Susan Keller, Lawrence Dane

Photos

Edit

Storyline

This movie has and offbeat collection of three bizarre stories that are definitely REALLY WEIRD TALES! All of the following tales are told by Joe Flahery in the movie. 1 - "All's Well That Ends Strange" - A third-rate lounge performer thinks he's made the big time through his friendship with a girlie magazine publisher. Then he discovers what's really behind those buxom bodies and sexy smiles! (ROBOT WOMEN) 2 - "Cursed With Charisma" - This tale concerns the failing town of Fitchville. A mysterious stranger stirs things up with no money down real estate boom, but in his wake come two aliens with plans of their own for the place. 3 - "I'll Die Loving" - Finally, in the last tale, Theresa Sharpe is a woman with a serious problem. Everyone she love explodes. In the tale she finally finds a cure for her problem. But how many of her romances went up in smoke? Written by Ernest B <ernest@usit.net>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Unrated
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Spoofs The Twilight Zone (1959) See more »

User Reviews

 
Great Goofy Movie for SCTV Fans
8 January 2020 | by thehappychucklerSee all my reviews

It had been years since I watched this Canadian TV Movie. I do remember it from when I was a kid and I enjoyed it then. I was a big fan of SCTV so that may help, but I thought this was a great movie as long as you enjoy the goofy humour that goes along with it.

I believe originally this was broken into three parts and each were shown individually on HBO, but each time I had seen this they were all lumped together into a full length film. There are three separate stories that the host Joe Flaherty brings to us in a sort of THE TWILIGHT ZONE parody.

The first story written by David Flaherty, Joe Flaherty and David McAndrew is about the town of Fitchville whose fly swatter mesh factory has closed up and things have gotten pretty bad. In steps Howard Jensen (John Candy in a funny white wig) who stresses positive thinking for the townsfolk and a dandy of a real estate idea. I thought Candy was quite funny and got a number of laughs from me. Also starring Sheila McCarthy, Don Lake and Wayne Robson.

The second story written by David Flaherty, Joe Flaherty and Catherine O'Hara I thought was the best of the bunch and if you ask me they could have extended this one to perhaps a full length film. Catherine O'Hara is in great form playing Theresa Sharpe who has lived with some nuns (lead by Mother Superior played by Jayne Eastwood) her whole life, but now she is set free to live on her own. Thing is Theresa has a real gift where if she loves anyone they will explode on the spot. She works in the complaint department at a store. I mean where else would she work right? I thought it was quite hilarious when she deals with complaining customers over Cauliflower Kids (a parody of the Cabbage Patch Kids), a stuttering talking bird and Mervis Jutt (John Hemphill in a super goofy role) who has a real attraction to Theresa. I think it has an excellent twist at the end.

The third and final part may in fact be the weakest, but Martin Short carries it where he plays Shucky Forme a bad singer/performer. Short is certainly goofy and manic in this role. Shucky comes face to face with his biggest fan Tippy (the beautiful Olivia D'Abo) where secrets are soon revealed about Wade Jeffries (Don Harron) whose house he is performing at. Written by David and Joe Flaherty

In the end worth a viewing if you like goofy comedy or parodies. I loved it, so if you are a fan of Candy, O'Hara or Short (like me) you might really enjoy it.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 February 1987 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

All's Well That Ends Strange See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed