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The King of Comedy (1982)

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Starring (View all)
Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Rupert Pupkin
Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis
Jerry Langford
Diahnne Abbott Diahnne Abbott
Rita Keane
Ed Herlihy Ed Herlihy
Ed Herlihy
Loretta Tupper Loretta Tupper
Stage Door Fan
Marta Heflin Marta Heflin
Young Girl
Catherine Scorsese Catherine Scorsese
Rupert's Mom


Written by
Paul D. Zimmerman Paul D. Zimmerman
(written by)


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Among the best Scorsese has to offer

9 years, 11 months ago at Nov 13 20:40
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In this 1982 film directed by Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, known for his roles in a few other Scorsese flicks, enters once again as middle aged-wannabe comedian Rupert Pupkin. The De Niro/Scorsese collaboration happens to be one of the greatest film teams of all-time, and easily one of my personal favorites. Together, they can do magical things, as portrayed for nearly 40 years, and beginning ... read more

Scorsese goes comedy...

11 years, 8 months ago at Jan 31 8:04
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Despite that this film is a comedy from the master of gangster/crime films Martin Scorsese, I knew I was going to like this one it is a collaboration with Scorsese and De Niro. Also, Scorsese would have at least made a clever comedy. This film does have that rebel/crime within it because Rupert Pupkin is a stand up comedian and a bit of a criminal too. The King Of Comedy is actually the nickname o... read more

A very good movie

9 years, 1 month ago at Aug 29 8:00
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When is the last time you saw a good movie starring Robert De Niro? I keep watching most of his new movies but most of it is just crap and after all this disappointment, it was time to rewatch a good old flick to redeem the guy. Among all the masterpieces De Niro and Scorsese made together, it is one of the least appreciated ones and it was a flop when it came out which is not really surprising. I... read more
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Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry's show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventually he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine.
Release date: 18 February 1983
UPC: 024543038948
Tags: Comedy (19), Drama (17), 1980s (9), Kidnapping (7), 1983 (6), Crime (5), Black Comedy (5), (4), New York (3), 1982 (3), New York City (3), American (3), Kidnap (3), Limousine (3), Stalker (3), Obsessed Fan (3), Persistence (3), Bar (2), Fan (2), Fame (2)
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