Smoky nightclubs, drug abuse, and obscenities abound in Hoffman's portrayal of the controversial comedian Lenny Bruce, whose use of street language led to his eventual blacklisting. Perrine is a gem as his stripper wife. Adapted from the Julian Barry play, this is a visually compelling piece that sharply divided critics upon release.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 111 minutes.
Cannes 1975: Actress (Perrine); Natl. Bd. of Review 1974: Support. Actress (Perrine); N.Y. Film Critics 1974: Support. Actress (Perrine).
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