The Gong Show Movie

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • R
  • Comedy

As improbable as it seems, THE GONG SHOW MOVIE is even worse than the idiotic television show that inspired it, and which exploited the "talents" of "performers" whose dignity took a back seat to their desire to break into show business. Chuck Barris, who hosted the TV show, makes a ridiculous attempt at serious drama by portraying himself as a sensitive...read more

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As improbable as it seems, THE GONG SHOW MOVIE is even worse than the idiotic television show that inspired it, and which exploited the "talents" of "performers" whose dignity took a back seat to their desire to break into show business. Chuck Barris, who hosted the TV show, makes a

ridiculous attempt at serious drama by portraying himself as a sensitive TV personality driven to madness by the craziness his show has unleashed. Even with this lame premise, THE GONG SHOW MOVIE remains little more than a sleazy freak show.

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: R
  • Review: As improbable as it seems, THE GONG SHOW MOVIE is even worse than the idiotic television show that inspired it, and which exploited the "talents" of "performers" whose dignity took a back seat to their desire to break into show business. Chuck Barris, who… (more)

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