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The King of Comedy
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  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1983
Audio
English: Stereo & Mono / French & Spanish: Mono
Subtitles:
French & Spanish / Subtitled
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The King of Comedy
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  • Rated: PG
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Year: 1983
Audio
English DTS-HD Master Audio 1.0, Spanish Dolby Digital 1.0, French Dolby Digital 1.0
Subtitles:
English SDH, Spanish

Synopsis

Martin Scorsese's The King Of Comedy is a funny depiction of the dangers of celebrity fandom. Robert De Niro plays the ridiculously inept Rupert Rupkin, an aspiring comic who idolizes talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). Still living at home with his mother, Rupert spends his days trying to arrange a meeting with his hero. When he isn't doing that, he's at home talking to carboard cutouts in his makeshift television studio. After Rupert convinces Rita (Diahnne Abbot), a pretty bartender, that Langford has invited them to his house outside the city, the reality of the situation makes itself painfully apparent upon arriving at the star's front door. Trouble is, Rupert's too delusional to take the hint. He eventually hatches a plan with an equally obsessed fan, Masha (Sandra Berhard), to kidnap Langford in exchange for a chance to let him deliver his routine on the air.

Disc Information

*Making of Featurette
*Deleted Scenes
*Theatrical Trailer
*Behind the Scenes
*Still Gallery

Cast & Crew

Robert De Niro ... Rupert Pupkin
Jerry Lewis ... Jerry Langford
Diahnne Abbott ... Rita
Sandra Bernhard ... Marsha
Shelley Hack ... Cathy
Tony Randall ... Himself
Ed Herlihy ... Himself

Reviews

Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times | January 25, 2010

It is frustrating to watch, unpleasant to remember, and, in its own way, quite effective.

Dave Kehr Chicago Reader | March 31, 2008

The uncenteredness of the film is irritating, though it's irritating in an ambitious, risk-taking way.

Vincent Canby New York Times | May 20, 2003

It's very funny, and it ends on a high note that was, for me, both a total surprise and completely satisfying. Yet it's also bristly, sometimes manic to the edge of lunacy and, along the way, terrifying.

Joyce Millman Salon.com | January 01, 2000

It's Martin Scorsese's second least popular movie, after The Last Temptation of Christ. Which is a shame, because it's Scorsese's second greatest film, after Taxi Driver.

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