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Lenny (1975)

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Starring (View all)
Dustin Hoffman Dustin Hoffman
Lenny Bruce
Valerie Perrine Valerie Perrine
Honey Bruce
Jan Miner Jan Miner
Sally Marr
John DiSanti John DiSanti
John Santi
Jack Nagle Jack Nagle
Rev. Mooney
Ted Sorel Ted Sorel
New York Attorney
Richard O Richard O'Barry
Court Clerk


Written by
Julian Barry Julian Barry
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A very good movie

6 years ago at Oct 29 9:42
I already saw this movie but since it was a while back, I was quite eager to check it out again. First of all, I have to admit it, I had actually never heard of Lenny Bruce before watching this flick and the main reason I actually wanted to watch the damned thing in the first place was because I always had a weak spot for Dustin Hoffman. Indeed, back in those days, Hoffman was at the top of his ga... read more
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Dustin Hoffman brilliantly captures the complexities and contradictions of the legendary comedian Lenny Bruce’s mercurial character in this searing, behind-the-scenes portrait from director Bob Fosse. Cutting back and forth in time, LENNY captures the stand-up at both his electrifying prime—when he broke new ground and courted controversy with his outspoken, uncensored style—and his late-career low, when, worn down by his conviction in an obscenity trial, he succumbed to drug addiction. Costar Valerie Perrine received the best actress prize at Cannes for her wrenching performance as Bruce’s wife, Honey.
Release date: 7 February 1975
UPC: 027616874863
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