The Gong Show Movie

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The Gong Show Movie (1968, USA) is a Comedy film directed by Chuck Barris


Main Details

  • Released in 1980
  • Color
  • Running Time: 89 Min
  • Distribution Co: Universal Pictures
  • Directed by Chuck Barris
  • Written by Chuck Barris, Robert Downey
  • Starring Chuck Barris, Robin Altman
  • Music by Milton DeLugg
  • Cinematography by Richard C. Glouner
  • Edited by Jacqueline Cambas, James Mitchell, Sam Vitale
  • Produced by Budd Granoff


The film shows a fictional week in the life of Chuck Barris as the host and creator of The Gong Show, through a series of outrageous competitors, stressful situations, a nervous breakdown (which compels him to run away and hide in the desert) and other comic hijinks in his life and work on the TV show. Among the highlights included a group of men dressed as a Roman Catholic priest and three nuns lip-synching Tom Lehrer's song "The Vatican Rag", a man blowing out a candle with flatulence, and the uncensored version of Jaye P. Morgan's infamous breast-baring incident. (Wikipedia)

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