Americathon

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Overview

In a story told in narrative flashbacks, a young TV consultant is hired by the President of a bankrupt USA to organize a telethon in order to prevent the country from being repossessed by wealthy Native Americans.

Movie Data

Facts

Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 26m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • August 10, 1979
    PG, Theatrical

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Keywords

Cast 21

  1. John Ritter

    John Ritter
    President Chet Roosevelt

  2. Harvey Korman

    Harvey Korman
    Monty Rushmore

  3. Fred Willard

    Fred Willard
    Vincent Vanderhoff

  4. Chief Dan George

    Chief Dan George
    Sam Birdwater

  5. RS
  6. Peter Riegert

    Peter Riegert
    Eric McMurkin

  7. Nancy Morgan

    Nancy Morgan
    Lucy Beth

  8. Meat Loaf

    Meat Loaf
    Oklahoma Daredevil, Roy Budnitz

  9. Elvis Costello

    Elvis Costello
    The Earl of Manchester

  10. Howard Hesseman

    Howard Hesseman
    Kip Margolis

  11. Jay Leno

    Jay Leno
    Larry Miller (Poopy Butt)

  12. Peter Marshall
  13. NB

    Nellie Bellflower
    Missy, VP Advertising

  14. ZB

    Zane Buzby
    Mouling Jackson

  15. Terence McGovern

    Terence McGovern
    Danny Olson

  16. TL

    Tommy Lasorda
    Jimmy Dumphy

  17. JW

    Jimmy Weldon
    Big Jim, VP Research

  18. RB

    Robert Beer
    David Eisenhower

  19. Allan Arbus

    Allan Arbus
    Moishe Weitzman

  20. David Opatoshu

    David Opatoshu
    Abdul Muhammad

  21. George Carlin

    George Carlin
    Narrator

Crew 17

Art

  1. SJ

    Stan Jolley
    Production Design

Camera

  1. GH

    Gerald Hirschfeld
    Director of Photography

Costume & Make-Up

  1. DP

    Daniel Paredes
    Costume Design

Directing

  1. NI

    Neal Israel
    Director

Editing

  1. DB
  2. JC

    John C. Howard
    Supervising Film Editor

Production

  1. Joe Roth

    Joe Roth
    Producer

  2. ER

    Edward Rosen
    Executive Producer

  3. DN

    David Nichols
    Associate Producer

Sound

  1. TS

    Tom Scott
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. NI

    Neal Israel
    Screenplay

  2. Michael Mislove

    Michael Mislove
    Screenplay

  3. MM
  4. Phil Proctor

    Phil Proctor
    Adaptation

  5. Phil Proctor

    Phil Proctor
    Theatre Play

  6. PB

    Peter Bergman
    Theatre Play

  7. PB

    Peter Bergman
    Adaptation

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