Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) USA
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Director:Peter Horton, Joe Dante, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss
Studio:Universal Studios
Producer:George Folsey Jr.
Writer:Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland
Date Added:2007-03-06
Purchased On:2007-06-03
Aspect Ratio:1.85 : 1
Features:HiFi Sound
Peter Horton, Joe Dante, John Landis, Robert K. Weiss  ...  (Director)
Michael Barrie, Jim Mulholland  ...  (Writer)
Stanley Brock  ...  Customer (segment "Hairlooming")
Corey Burton  ...  Anchorman (segment "Murray in Videoland") / TV Announcer (segment "Amazon Women on the Moon") / Announcer (segment "Silly Pate")
Debbie Davison  ...  
Griffin Dunne  ...  Doctor (segment "Hospital")
Steve Forrest  ...  
Monique Gabrielle  ...  Taryn Steele (segment "Pethouse Video")
Arsenio Hall  ...  Apartment Victim (segment "Mondo Condo") (as Arsenio)
Phil Hartman  ...  Baseball Announcer (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Peter Horton  ...  Harry Landers (segment "Hospital")
Lou Jacobi  ...  Murray (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Rob Krausz  ...  Floor Manager (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Donald F. Muhich  ...  Easterbrook (segment "Pethouse Video")
Joe Pantoliano  ...  Sy Swerdlow (segment "Hairlooming")
Michelle Pfeiffer  ...  Brenda Landers (segment "Hospital")
Erica Yohn  ...  Selma (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Brian Ann Zoccola  ...  Nurse (segment "Hospital")
Debby Davison  ...  Weatherperson (segment "Murray in Videoland")
Rosanna Arquette  ...  
Summary: Contrary to popular rumor, this 1987 collection of comedy skits is not about a group of female employees from on a mission to the lunar surface. It's a series of unrelated spoofs and sketches designed to resemble an aimless night of TV channel-surfing, and the satirical targets include grade-Z science fiction films of the 1950s, sex films of the 1930s, hospital soap operas, and Playboy video centerfolds. There's a charity drive in which legendary bluesman B.B. King pleas for donations to help "Blacks Without Soul," and Ed Begley Jr. thinks he's the son of the Invisible Man, which would be fine if he weren't as visible as everyone else. The various sketches feature an all-star cast including Rosanna Arquette, Griffin Dunne, Carrie Fisher, Michelle Pfeiffer, the late Phil Hartman in an early role, and many others. It's strictly hit-or-miss, and many of the sketches fall flat, especially since the subjects being spoofed (the title sketch is a send-up of the actual 1954 movie Cat Women on the Moon) are funny enough without being satirized. Even though Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide describes most of the sketches as "astonishingly unfunny," this can be a very amusing movie if you're in the mood for a no-brainer with a lot of familiar Hollywood faces. Now a modest little cult film, it's the kind of disposable entertainment that maintains its appeal almost in spite of itself. --Jeff Shannon