America 34 years old

The zany crew of a New York cable TV station accidentally bounce a signal off the moon, bringing them worldwide attention.


Richard Belzer
Richard Belzer

Gypsy Beam

Michael J. Pollard
Michael J. Pollard

Bob Jolly

Tammy Grimes
Tammy Grimes

Joy Hackley

Corinne Wahl
Corinne Wahl

Sportscaster Applicant (as Corrine Alphen)

Minnie Gentry
Minnie Gentry

Mrs. Justice

Melvin Van Peebles
Melvin Van Peebles

Interviewed Man

All Cast

Name Character
Michael J. Pollard He was 47, 80 years old when he died as Bob Jolly
David Kerman as Mr. Management
Richard Belzer He was 42, now 76 years old as Gypsy Beam
Liz Torres She was 39, now 73 years old as Dolores Frantico
Zack Norman He was 46, now 81 years old as Terrance Hackley
Robert Downey Sr. He was 50, now 85 years old as Paulie Hackley
Tammy Grimes She was 52, 82 years old when she died as Joy Hackley
Monroe Arnold He was 61, 66 years old when he died as Floyd Praeger
Minnie Gentry She was 70, 77 years old when she died as Mrs. Justice
Melvin Van Peebles He was 54, now 88 years old as Interviewed Man
Corinne Wahl She was 32, now 66 years old as Sportscaster Applicant (as Corrine Alphen)


Name Department
Robert Downey Sr. as Director. He was 50 (now 85) years old Directing
America (34 years)

  • Release day: Wednesday, October 01, 1986
  • Runtime: 83 minutes