Mastergate – Promo Trailer

Written By LARRY GELBART (based on his Broadway play)
Directed by MICHAEL ENGLER
Produced by DAVID JABLIN
Exec. Producers CHARLES H. JOFFE & ROBERT B. WEIDE

PROCEEDS DONATED TO NORMAN LEAR’S PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY FOUNDATION

“A TONGUE-TWISTING, BRAIN TEASING SATIRE…
WICKED AND WACKY… A FESTIVAL OF DOUBLETALK AND TRIPLESPEAK. YOU’LL ROAR. YOU’LL TITTER. YOU’LL BUBBLE OVER WITH MIRTH.”
-The Washington Post

“GEORGE ORWELL MEETS THE MARX BROTHERS.
A DEFINITIVE SATIRE OF GOVERNMENT AND THE MEDIA.”
-Time Magazine

“DELIGHTFUL FUN… BITING PARODY… THE DIALOGUE IS PRICELESS.”
-Daily Variety

“A MASTERPIECE OF POLITICAL SATIRE… A SPECTACULAR 90 MINUTES OF TELEVISION CRAFTSMANSHIP…AN AMAZING CAST… A TIMELESS QUALITY. THIS IS GELBART AT HIS FINEST.”
-N.Y. Newsday

“PERFECTLY PARODIES EVERY CONGRESSIONAL HEARING
AND WASHINGTON SCANDAL EVER.”
-TV Guide

”A GRAND-SLAM SPOOF!”
-N.Y. Daily News

“LOVINGLY FRACTURES THE LANGUAGE AS IT MERCILESSLY SKEWERS THE GASBAG POMPOSITY OF POLITICIANS. THE JOKES AND PUNS FLY FURIOUSLY PERFORMED BY A GALLERY OF PROS”
-USA Today

“A MASTERFUL SEND-UP OF POLITICALCOVERUP PERFECTLY PITCHED TO CATCH THE TV-IZATION OF PRIVATE MORALITY INTO PUBLIC CARNEY ACT… AN ACIDLY FUNNY SHOW.”
-Hollywood Reporter

“BEST TELEVISION MOVIE OF 1992.”
-Entertainment Weekly

Once again, Washington is rocked by rumor and scandal as TNN’s cameras and correspondants converge for gavel-to-gavel coverage of the latest case of capitol corruption. The Mastergate Hearings mandate: “To dig down as far as they can no matter how high up that might take them!”

Larry Gelbart, creator of TV’s beloved M*A*S*H and screenwriter of such comedy classics as “Tootsie” & “Oh God” pens a tour de force of double-talk and triple-speak that hits both Washington and the 365/24/7 media squarely below-the-beltway. This award winning cable-tv orginal comedy special was adapted from his highly acclaimed Broadway “play-on-words.”

The stellar cast features, Ed Begley Jr., James Coburn, Robert Guillaume, Buck Henry, Ken Howard, Henry Jones, Richard Kiley, Bruno Kirby, Darren McGavin, Burgess Meredith, Pat Morita, Jerry Orbach, Tim Reid, Ben Stein, David Ogden Stiers, Marcia Strassman & Dennis Weaver

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