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The King of Comedy

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Original title
The King of Comedy
Year
Running time
109 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Paul D. Zimmerman
Music
Robbie Robertson
Cinematography
Fred Schuler
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox. Producer: Arnon Milchan Production
Genre
Comedy | Comedy-Drama. Stand-Up. Abduction / Disappearance
Synopsis / Plot
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.
Awards
1983: BAFTA Awards: Best Original Screenplay. 5 Nominations
1983: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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