icon Film Profile: The King of Comedy - (1983)
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"It's No Laughing Matter."


  • Director: Martin Scorsese
  • Genre: Art House & International,
  • Studio: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 130 Mins

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A lonely would-be stand-up comic is desperate to become a celebrity, an ambition that has left him with a tenuous grip on reality. After a fleeting encounter with his chat-show host hero, he imagines they have become friends. However, when the presenter refuses to endorse his career, the comic resorts to kidnapping him and hijacking the show. Martin Scorsese's black comedy, starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis.
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Cast List:
Rupert Pupkin : Robert De Niro
Jerry Langford : Jerry Lewis
Masha : Sandra Bernhard
Rita Keane : Diahnne Abbott
Mrs Pupkin : Catherine Scorsese
Roberta Posner : Leslie Levinson
Herself : Liza Minnelli
Cathy Long : Shelley Hack
Band leader : Lou Brown

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