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The King of Comedy
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The King of Comedy 1983

From Amazon: The King of Comedy, which flopped at the box office, is actually a gem waiting to be rediscovered. Like A Face in the Crowd (a not-so-distant cousin to this film), Network, and The Truman Show, its target is show business--specifically the burning desire to become famous or be near the famous, no matter what. Robert De Niro plays the emotionally unstable, horrendously untalented Rupert Pupkin, a wannabe Vegas-style comedian. His fantasies are egged on by Marsha, a talk-show groupie (brilliantly played by Sandra Bernhard) who hatches a devious, sure-to-backfire plan. Jerry Lewis is terrific in the straight role...

Directed By:
Martin ScorseseMartin Scorsese
Robert De NiroRobert De Niro
No image existsJerry Lewis
No image existsSandra Bernhard
No image existsTony Randall
No image existsDiahnne Abbott
No image existsShelley Hack
No image existsLiza Minnelli

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The King of Comedy Movie Review by Martin (8/17/2009)

This is one of Martin Scorseses lesser known movies in which he teamed up with his buddy Robert De Niro, and it is something slightly different from their usual teamups. The film was a flop back when it was first realeased but isn't half bad.

Whats similar to Scorseses other movies is De Niro, who is once again playing an...

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