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Americathon (1979)

PG
86 min | 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.
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Phil Proctor (play) (as Phillip Proctor) (adaptation) (as Phillip Proctor) | Peter Bergman (play) (adaptation) | Neal Israel (screenplay) | Michael Mislove (screenplay) | Monica Mcgowan Johnson (screenplay) (as Monica Johnson)
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$ 6,171,763
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Aug 10, 1979 (United States)

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4.2 / 10 | 682 votes