The Gong Show Movie
The Gong Show Movie (1980)

During the 1970s, the Gong Show was a game/talent show phenomenon. With equal measures of parody, camp and pure lowest-common denominator exploitation, it presented a bizarre assortment of talented and untalented contestants (for example,… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: May 23, 1980
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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Following Chuck Barris around as he deals with folks clamoring to be on the show, it's less A Hard Day's Night and more a hard day's watch.

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Rob Gonsalves

A fascinating public act of career seppuku.

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Phil Hall
Film Threat

A therapeutic guilty pleasure.

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Lafe Fredbjornson
Sleazy and fascinating. A slice of 1980 TV culture captured on film. Chuck Barris doesn't seem very happy throughout this. I can see he didn't get… More