Americathon Trailer

Americathon Trailer (1979)

"The ultimate spectacle is now a movie." 10 August 1979 Comedy 86 mins

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.

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John Ritter

as President Chet Roosevelt

Harvey Korman

as Monty Rushmore

Fred Willard

as Vincent Vanderhoff

Chief Dan George

as Sam Birdwater

Peter Riegert

as Eric McMurkin

Nancy Morgan

as Lucy Beth

Meat Loaf

as Oklahoma Daredevil, Roy Budnitz

Elvis Costello

as The Earl of Manchester

Howard Hesseman

as Kip Margolis

Jay Leno

as Larry Miller (Poopy Butt)

Peter Marshall

as Himself

Nellie Bellflower

as Missy, VP Advertising

Zane Buzby

as Mouling Jackson

Terence McGovern

as Danny Olson

Tommy Lasorda

as Jimmy Dumphy


Neal Israel


Philip Proctor

Philip Proctor Adaptation

Philip Proctor

Philip Proctor Theatre Play

Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman Theatre Play

Peter Bergman

Peter Bergman Adaptation

Joe Roth

Joe Roth Producer

Edward Rosen

Edward Rosen Executive Producer

David Nichols

David Nichols Associate Producer

Tom Scott

Original Music Composer

Gerald Hirschfeld

Gerald Hirschfeld Director of Photography

John C. Howard

John C. Howard Supervising Film Editor

International Releases Dates

United States 10 August 1979

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