Americathon

The ultimate spectacle is now a movie.

Category: Comedy
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.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1979-08-10
Run time: 86 minute / 1:26
Director: Neal Israel
Writers: Monica Mcgowan Johnson, Neal Israel, Michael Mislove.
Production Companies : United Artists, Lorimar Filmgesellschaft GmbH
Production Countries: Germany, United States of America





Trailer


John Ritter
as President Chet Roosevelt
Harvey Korman
as Monty Rushmore
Fred Willard
as Vincent Vanderhoff
Chief Dan George
as Sam Birdwater
Richard Schaal
as Jerry
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
Jimmy Weldon
as Big Jim, VP Research
Robert Beer
as David Eisenhower
Allan Arbus
as Moishe Weitzman
David Opatoshu
as Abdul Muhammad
George Carlin
as Narrator
Janie Squire
as Student
Dorothy Stratten
as Americathon Stage Dancer
Camera
Gerald Hirschfeld Director of Photography

Editing
John C. Howard Supervising Film Editor

Production
Joe Roth Producer

Writing
Monica Mcgowan Johnson Screenplay

Sound
Tom Scott Original Music Composer

Writing
Neal Israel Screenplay

Directing
Neal Israel Director

Writing
Phil Proctor Theatre Play
Phil Proctor Adaptation

Costume & Make-Up
Daniel Paredes Costume Design

Writing
Michael Mislove Screenplay
Peter Bergman Theatre Play
Peter Bergman Adaptation

Art
Stan Jolley Production Design

Editing
David Blangsted Editor

Production
David Nichols Associate Producer
Edward Rosen Executive Producer

Art
Dan Perri Title Designer





















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