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Directed by:
David Seltzer

"Punchline" (also known as "Ultima battuta, L'", "Punchline - Der Knalleffekt") is a Comedy/Drama film directed by David Seltzer, released in the USA on October 07 of 1988 , starring Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist and Paul Mazursky.

Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.

Who is the director of "Punchline":

Punchline was directed by David Seltzer, an American writer, director, producer, and actor.

Before Punchline, David Seltzer had directed Lucas, released in 1986. Since, he directed Shining Through, released in 1992, Nobody's Baby (2001).

When was "Punchline" released:

Punchline was initally released in the United States on Friday, October 07, 1988. Also released on Friday, October 07, 1988 have been Salaam Bombay! (dir. Mira Nair), Alien Nation (dir. Graham Baker), and Clara's Heart (dir. Robert Mulligan). This was thirty-one (31) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, May 03, 1989 in France and on Thursday, February 16, 1989 in Germany.

What is the cast of "Punchline":

At the casting of Punchline we find Sally Field, previously seen in Surrender (1987) and Places in the Heart (1984); Tom Hanks (Big (1988), Dragnet (1987)); John Goodman (The Big Easy (1987), Burglar (1987)) [ more... ]

What is the Storyline of "Punchline":

Steven Gold (Hanks) is a struggling medical student who moonlights as a stand-up comedian. It quickly becomes evident that he is lousy at the former and excels at the latter. And yet, when he is given a chance at the big time, he cracks under the pressure. Lilah (Field) is a dedicated housewife that also yearns to be a comic. She has the raw talent but does not have the command of craft that Steven possesses.

At first, he doesn't give Lilah the time of day but slowly they bond and he teaches her the [...]

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