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The King of Comedy

Cast

Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard View All


Crew

Martin Scorsese (Director), Paul D. Zimmerman (Screenplay) View All

Release: Dec. 18th, 1982
Runtime: 1 hour, 49 minutes
Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.
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The Gunslinger45
This film in many regards is the anti Scorsese / De Niro movie, and for that reason a lot of people stayed away from this movie at the theater.
JayDee
Film Trivia Snippets - During the scene where Rupert and Rita gatecrash their way into Jerry Langford's country home, Jerry Lewis got a distressing taste of De Niro's method acting style.
MovieMeditation
Things like fandom, stardom, obsession, mental states, media culture and crime are just some of the themes that gets air time in this De Niro Show, directed by Martin Scorsese (no really, he was the director of the show within the show also, in a lovely little cameo) and we are going to end off in his words, because while disturbing, I actually think its pretty funn.
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