Amazon Women on the Moon

Universal Released 1987




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Peter Horton , John Landis , Joe Dante , Carl Gottlieb , Robert K. Weiss

Amazon Women on the Moon is a spoof of a 1950s movie with the same name. It also features an ecclectic group of comedic skits from some of the most accomplished stars of the 1980s. Phil Hartman, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joe Pantoliano, Arsenio Hall and Rosanna Arquette are just some the stars that appear in these spoofs. There are also musical guest stars that play themselves in various scenes, like B.B. King and Huey Lewis. Also on the docket, one particular skit called "Roast Your Loved One" features several legends of comedy including Steve Allen, Henny Youngman and Slappy White. The themes of the scenes are varied and cover a wide range of topics, like late-night television, 1950s movies and infomercials. The types of comedy also take various forms, like slapstick, witty dialogue and physical gags. Amazon Women on the Moon features an unbelievable amount of stars, both young and old, and diversely themed sketches that are sure to entertain.


Metacritic Score

  • 50

    Chicago Tribune Dave Kehr

    The large number of video jokes in Amazon Women suggests a product principally designed with the home screen in mind, and perhaps it will look sharper there. [18 Sept 1987, p.E]

  • 25

    Chicago Tribune Gene Siskel

    Rarely has a comedy been so empty of laughs. If this film makes any money, it all should go to the person who thought up the title. [18 Sept 1987, p.A]

  • 12

    Chicago Sun-Times Roger Ebert

    There was perhaps a time, 20 years ago, when the sophomorism of Amazon Women on the Moon might have seemed faintly daring. But even Mad magazine has moved on from simple satire to ...

Ed Begley Jr.

Ed Begley Jr.

Griffin "Son of the Invisible Man"

Joe Pantoliano

Joe Pantoliano

Sy Swerdlow "Hairlooming"

David Alan Grier

David Alan Grier

Don Simmons "Blacks Without Soul" & Don 'No Soul' Simmons"

William Bryant

William Bryant

Male Republican "Blacks Without Soul"

Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher

Mary Brown "Reckless Youth"

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Cult, Satire