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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

Academy Award® Winner Robert De Niro*, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard give mesmerizing performances in this “chilling black comedy” (TV Guide’s Movie Guide) that explores the painfully high and often hilarious price of fame. Desperate to be a star, struggling stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) enlists the aid of his fanatical friend Masha (Bernhard) to kidnap talk show host Jerry Langford (Lewis). The ransom? A guest spot for Pupkin. The results? Outrageous! The King of Comedy stands as Scorsese’s prophetic masterpiece which confronts a celebrity culture that “looks more disturbingly current with each passing year” (Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide).

*Actor, Raging Bull, 1980; Supporting Actor, The Godfather Part II, 1974.

Disc Information

**Theatrical Feature Blu-ray

**Tribeca Film Festival: A Conversation with Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and Jerry Lewis
**A Shot at the Top: The Making of The King of Comedy
**Deleted And Extended Scenes
**Theatrical Trailer

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.

Time Out | February 09, 2006

Creepiest movie of the year in every sense, and one of the best.

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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