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The King of Comedy
Directed by:
Martin Scorsese

Directed by Martin Scorsese, "The King of Comedy" (also known as "King of Comedy", "Re per una notte") is a Comedy/Drama/Crime film, released in the USA on February 18 of 1983 . Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis are starring, alongside Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Hack and Ed Herlihy.

. . and when it's all over one of them won't be laughing

Who directed "The King of Comedy":

The King of Comedy was directed by Martin Scorsese, an American director, producer, actor, and writer.

Before The King of Comedy, Martin Scorsese had directed Raging Bull, released in 1980, New York, New York (1977), Taxi Driver (1976), Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore (1974), Mean Streets (1973), and Boxcar Bertha (1972). Since, he directed After Hours, released in 1985, The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), New York Stories (1989), Goodfellas (1990), and Cape Fear (1991).

What was the release date of "The King of Comedy":

The King of Comedy was first released on Friday, February 18, 1983, in the United States. Also released on this day was The Pirates of Penzance (dir. Wilford Leach). This was thirty-six (36) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, May 18, 1983 in France and on Friday, March 04, 1983 in Germany.

What is the casting of "The King of Comedy":

At the casting of The King of Comedy we find Robert De Niro, previously seen in True Confessions (1981) and Raging Bull (1980); Jerry Lewis (The Day the Clown Cried (1972), Which Way to the Front? (1970)); Diahnne Abbott (New York, New York (1977), Welcome to L.A. (1976)) [ more... ]

  • Cathy Scorsese and Robert De Niro, Catherine Scorsese also appeared together in Casino, released in 1995.
  • Catherine Scorsese and Robert De Niro, Katherine Wallach can also be seen in Goodfellas, released in 1990.
  • Robert De Niro, Diahnne Abbott and Liza Minnelli can all be seen in New York, New York, released in 1977.
  • Diahnne Abbott and Robert De Niro also appeared together in Taxi Driver, released in 1976.

What is the Storyline of "The King of Comedy":

Rupert Pupkin (De Niro), a stage-door autograph hound, is an aspiring stand-up comedian whose ambition far exceeds his paltry talent. After meeting Jerry Langford (Lewis), a successful comedian and talk show host, Rupert believes his "big break" has finally come. He attempts to get a place on the show, but is continually rebuffed by Langford's staff and, finally, by Langford himself.

Along the way, Rupert indulges in elaborate and obsessive fantasies where he and Langford are colleagues and friends. [...]

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