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Rated
PG
Runtime 109 min
Ratings
89% critics Rotten Tomatoes
90% audience Rotten Tomatoes
Age 13+ Common Sense Media
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release 12/18/82
Actors Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard
Directors Martin Scorsese
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.
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release 12/18/82
Actors Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard
Directors Martin Scorsese
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.