Lenny Movie Review 1974

Information and Film Reviews for Lenny the Movie

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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.

Cast and Crew

Biopics: Showbiz, Nightclubs, Adapted from a Play, Martyred Pop Icons, Rags to Riches, Price of Fame, Showbiz Dramas, Strippers
Julian Barry
Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck
Bruce Surtees
Bob Fosse
Ralph Burns
United Artists, Marvin Worth


Cannes 1975: Actress (Perrine); Natl. Bd. of Review 1974: Support. Actress (Perrine); N.Y. Film Critics 1974: Support. Actress (Perrine).

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