King of Comedy Movie Review 1982

Information and Film Reviews for King of Comedy the Movie

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An unhinged would-be comedian haunts and eventually kidnaps a massively popular Johnny Carson-type TV personality. A cold, cynical farce devised by Scorsese seemingly in reaction to John Hinckley's obsession with his film "Taxi Driver." Controlled, hard-hitting performances, especially by De Niro and Lewis.

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Available on VHS
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Black Comedy, Price of Fame, Showbiz Dramas, Hostage!, New York, New York, Director/Star Teams: Scorsese & De Niro
Screenplay
Paul Zimmerman
Cast
Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Tony Randall, Diahnne Abbott, Shelley Hack, Liza Minnelli
Cinematography
Fred Schuler
Director
Martin Scorsese
Music
Robbie Robertson
Producer
20th Century-Fox

Awards

British Acad. 1983: Orig. Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1983: Support. Actress (Bernhard).

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