Americathon (1979)

Americathon
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating PG
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Comedy
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Peter Riegert Actor Eric McMerkin 1 1000001
Harvey Korman Actor Monty Rushmore 1 1000002
Fred Willard Actor Vanderhoof 1 1000003
Zane Buzby Actor Mouling Jackson 1 1000004
Nancy Morgan Actor Lucy Beth 1 1000005
John Ritter Actor Chet Roosevelt 1 1000006
Richard Schaal Actor Jerry 1 1000007
Elvis Costello Actor Earl Manchester 1 1000008
Tommy LaSorda Actor Ring Announcer 1 1000010
Jay Leno Actor Larry Miller 1 1000011
Peter Marshall Actor Himself 1 1000012
Meat Loaf Actor Oklahoma Roy Budnitz 1 1000013
Howard Hesseman Actor Kip Margolis 1 1000014
Geno Andrews Actor Chris Broder 1 1000015
Robert Beer Actor David Eisenhower 1 1000016
Terry McGovern Actor Danny Olsen 1 1000017
Jimmy Weldon Actor VP Research and Development 1 1000018
Nellie Bellflower Actor VP Advertising and Promo 1 1000019
David Opatoshu Actor First Hebrab 1 1000020
Allan Arbus Actor Second Hebrab 1 1000021
Neal Israel Director n/a 2 2000001
Joe Roth Producer n/a 3 3000001
Edward Rosen Executive Producer n/a 174 3000002
David Nichols Associate Producer n/a 171 3000003
Neal Israel Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Michael Mislove Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Monica Johnson Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Neal Israel From Story n/a 120870 4000004
Peter Bergman From Story n/a 120870 4000005
Philip Proctor From Story n/a 120870 4000006
Leon Chooluck Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Jack Baran Assistant Director n/a 163 5000002
William Lasky Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Alice West Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Pam O'Har Location Manager n/a 193 5000005
Stuart Lippman Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000006
Marisa Alcaraz Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000007
Gerald Hirschfeld Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
William Bohny Camera Operator n/a 239 6000002
Tony Rivetti Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000003
Donald Thorin Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000004
Mary Newton Photography stills 120835 6000005
John Howard Editor n/a 172 7000001
Mary Scott Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000002
Tom Scott Music n/a 120781 8000001
David Pomeranz Song songs("Gold", "Mouling's Song") 120859 8000002
Earl Brown Song ("My Life") 120859 8000003
David Pomeranz Song ("Gold" "Mouling's Song") 120859 8000004
Lisa Cohen Song ("Mouling's Song") 120859 8000005
Elvis Costello Song ("Crawling to the USA") 120859 8000006
Alan Parsons Song ("What Goes Up") 120859 8000007
Reggie Knighton Song ("California Highway Patrol") 120859 8000008
Jim Steinman Song ("Bat Out of Hell") 120859 8000009
Stan Jolley Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Joseph Posateri Swing Gang n/a 434 9000002
Max Montoya Swing Gang n/a 434 9000003
Fred Morrison Swing Gang n/a 434 9000004
Mark Fabus Set Designer n/a 202 9000005
Richard Kent Set Designer n/a 202 9000006
Gene Posateri Lead Person leadman 120957 9000007
Eve Brandstein Casting (telethon) 179 10000001
Michael Mislove Creative Consultant n/a 120858 12000001
Daniel Paredes Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Andrew Hylton Costumes n/a 120828 13000002
Jane Ruhm Costumes (women) 120828 13000003
Virginia Hadfield Hair hairstyles 120794 13000004
Benjamin Doublas Makeup n/a 353 13000005
Philip Mitchell Boom Operator n/a 215 14000001
Forrest Williams Boom Operator n/a 215 14000002
James Larue Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000003
Robert West Key Grip n/a 263 15000001
Marvin Cody Grip n/a 365 15000002
Gerald Szillinsky Grip n/a 365 15000003
Daniel Nowack Grip n/a 365 15000004
Louis Tobin Gaffer n/a 268 15000005
Brice Porter Electrician n/a 450 15000006
John Greene Electrician n/a 450 15000007
Michael Laws Electrician n/a 450 15000008
Ed Simmonds Electrician n/a 450 15000009
Charles Williams Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000010
Alex Skvorzov Best Boy bestboy 120885 15000011
Laura McInteer-Rimpau Auditor n/a 120886 16000001
Jaime Rogers Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Robert Anderson Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000001
Roland Love Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Tom Gark Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Howard Cole Props props manager 120817 24000002
Olesley Cole Props props manager assistant 120817 24000003
Scott Winant Assistant (to producers) 120820 25000001
Melvin Sawicki Production Assistant costumes assistant 275 25000002
Mike McDuffee Transportation Co-Captain n/a 120973 25000003
Gerald Molen Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000004
David Pomeranz Production production number design 120824 25000005
Gary Vermillion Driver n/a 273 25000006
William Gray Driver n/a 273 25000007
James Downs Driver n/a 273 25000008
Henry Sanders Driver n/a 273 25000009
John Downs Driver n/a 273 25000010
Richard Kent Other set director 120795 26000001
Paul Campanella Other painter(standby) 120795 26000002
P Campanella Other scenic painter 120795 26000003
Donna Nichols-Laster Other payroll 120795 26000004
Kendall Knapp Other first-aid 120795 26000005
Pam Solters Publicity publicist 120789 29000001
Francis Feighan Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000002
Synopsis
Set in the future year of 1998, the United States is in crisis. The country has run out of oil, and people are living in their useless cars, using jogging and bicycling are their main forms of transportation. The federal government is near backruptcy and about to be foreclosed on by a cartel of Native Americans. The President and a consultant decide that their only hope is to hold a telethon to raise the money to save the country.
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