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The king of comedy

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Widescreen version.


Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Tony Randall, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard.

Publication Information

Beverly Hills, CA : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


DVD format.

Videodisc release of the 1982 motion picture.

Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

Rated PG.

In English with optional French or Spanish language soundtrack ; optional subtitles in English and Spanish.

Special features include: "A shot at the top" making-of featurette ; still gallery ; theatrical trailer and TV spot.

Presented in a letterbox widescreen format preserving the aspect ratio of its original exhibition (1.85:1).

A funny thing happens to talk show host Jerry Langford on his way to the studio. He's kidnapped by stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin and his wacky sidekick. Langford is forced to give Pupkin a shot at the big time by allowing the struggling comic to perform his routine on Langford's show. What unfolds is an incredibly funny and poignant story about the darker side of comedy.

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