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The King of Comedy


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Martin Scorsese 's comedy drama. Rupert Pupkin 's ambition is to become America's top stand-up comedian. He spends hours rehearsing, oblivious to the fact that he has no talent. However, he remains determined to follow in the footsteps of comedian and talk-show host Jerry Langford. Widescreen. Review page 55.
(1983. PG) Film trivia: page 57


Unknown: Martin Scorsese
Unknown: Rupert Pupkin
Unknown: Jerry Langford.
Rupert Pupkin: Robert de Niro
Jerry Langford: Jerry Lewis
Rita: Diahnne Abbott
Masha: Sandra Bernhard
Dolores: Cathy Scorsese
Mrs Pupkin: Catherine Scorsese
Roberta Posner: Leslie Levinson
TV director: Martin Scorsese
Ed Herlihy: Himself
Liza Minnelli: Hersetf
Victor Borge: Himself
Tony Randall: Himself

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