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The king of comedy [videorecording] /

by Scorsese, Martin; De Niro, Robert; Lewis, Jerry; Bernhard, Sandra.
Material type: materialTypeLabelVisual materialPublisher: Beverly Hills, CA : Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, 2002Description: 1 videodisc (105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.Language note: In English, French or Spanish.Subject(s): Stalkers -- Drama | Celebrities -- Drama | Talk shows -- Drama | Comedy films | Feature filmsCast: Robert de Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Tony Randall, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard.Summary: A stand-up comic kidnaps a talk show host because he wants to appear on his show to perform his routine.
List(s) this item appears in: Comedy/Humor
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Martin Scorsese's satirical comedy/drama caustically explores the lengths to which a nobody will go to be as famous as his idol. Practicing his patter in his basement with cardboard cut-outs of his favorite celebrities, mediocre aspiring comedian Rupert Pupkin (Robert De Niro) believes that one appearance on the evening talk show of the Johnny Carson-esque Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis) will be his ticket to stardom. After he helps Jerry escape the advances of amorous fan Masha (Sandra Bernhard), Rupert takes Jerry's patronizing brush-off as a true promise for an audition and begins haunting Jerry's office. Provoked by Masha's needling and a rejection from Jerry's smooth production exec Cathy Long (Shelley Hack), Rupert makes a disastrous trip to Jerry's country house with embarrassed date Rita (Diahnne Abbott), then hatches an even more outlandish scheme to get ahead. With Masha's help, Rupert kidnaps Jerry and demands as ransom the TV appearance that he believes will turn his fantasy into reality. ~ Lucia Bozzola, Rovi

DVD, Dolby digital mono.

In English, French or Spanish.

Robert de Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Tony Randall, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard.

Features: the making of The king of comedy, deleted scenes, original theatrical trailer, behind the scenes.

MPAA rating: PG.

For private home use only.

A stand-up comic kidnaps a talk show host because he wants to appear on his show to perform his routine.

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