Comedy / Film

The Gong Show Movie

Released: March 29, 2016 • Available in US & Canada
Product SKU: 826663165449
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Synopsis

Hey, Chuckie Baby!

From the dangerous mind of Chuck Barris comes one of the most infamous motion pictures ever – The Gong Show Movie! Long absent from home video formats, this one-of-a-kind cult film has at last taken its act to Blu-ray. Inspired by the TV talent(less) show, The Gong Show Movie presents a week in the life of beleaguered game show producer and Gong Show host Chuck Barris (played by Mr. Barris himself, in a masterstroke of casting.) Between a ratings-obsessed executive, out-of-control contestants and judges, and a seemingly endless string of auditions and encounters with "fans," Chuck's got his hands full… which leaves him no room to keep a grip on his own sanity. Can he get it together before the gong is struck on both his private life and his career?

Co-written by Barris and underground film legend Robert Downey Sr. (Putney Swope), The Gong Show Movie is by turns anarchic and melancholy, a wild mood swing of cinema. It's time to fire up Gene Gene the Blu-ray Machine, learn to stop worrying, and love the Gong. This highly entertaining film includes appearances by Gong Show favorites, moments that got gonged by the censors, and more stuff!

Bonus Features

  • Audio Commentary With Pop Culture Historian Russell Dyball

Product Information

Discs
1
Run-time
89 min
Aspect Ratio ?
1.85:1
Color
Color
Language
English
Region
A
Rating
R
Production Date
1980
Closed-Captioned ?
No
Subtitles
English

The Gong Show Movie

NAME ROLE
Budd Granoff Producer
Chuck Barris Director
Chuck Barris Actor
Chuck Barris Writer
James B. Douglas Actor
Jamie Farr Actor
Jaye P. Morgan Actor
Mabel King Actor
Phil Hartman Actor
Rip Taylor Actor
Robert Downey Sr. Writer
Robin Altman Actor
Rosey Grier Actor
Tony Randall Actor
Vincent Schiavelli Actor
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