The King of Comedy

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

Directed by: Martin Scorsese Lewis Gould Roberta Hodes Scott Maitland
Genres: Drama, Comedy,
Production Company: 20th Century Fox, Embassy International Pictures,

The King of Comedy - It's No Laughing Matter. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 18-12-1982
  • Runtime: 109 Minutes
  • Popularity: 17.34
  • Vote Count: 1,858
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8
  • Budget: USD 20,000,000
  • Revenue: USD 2,536,000
  • Region: United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Robert De Niro - Azwaad Movie Database Robert De Niro Rupert Pupkin
Jerry Lewis - Azwaad Movie Database Jerry Lewis Jerry Langford
Diahnne Abbott - Azwaad Movie Database Diahnne Abbott Rita Keane
Sandra Bernhard - Azwaad Movie Database Sandra Bernhard Masha
Shelley Hack - Azwaad Movie Database Shelley Hack Cathy Long
Frederick de Cordova - Azwaad Movie Database Frederick de Cordova Bert Thomas
Kim Chan - Azwaad Movie Database Kim Chan Jonno
Ed Herlihy - Azwaad Movie Database Ed Herlihy Himself
Lou Brown - Azwaad Movie Database Lou Brown Band Leader
Margo Winkler - Azwaad Movie Database Margo Winkler Receptionist
Photo Name Department
Arnon Milchan-Production Arnon Milchan Production (Producer)
Boris Leven-Art Boris Leven Art (Production Design)
Martin Scorsese-Directing Martin Scorsese Directing (Director)
Robert F. Colesberry-Production Robert F. Colesberry Production (Production Manager)
Robert F. Colesberry-Production Robert F. Colesberry Production (Associate Producer)
Robert Greenhut-Production Robert Greenhut Production (Executive Producer)
Fred Schuler-Camera Fred Schuler Camera (Director of Photography)
Paul D. Zimmerman-Writing Paul D. Zimmerman Writing (Writer)
Thelma Schoonmaker-Editing Thelma Schoonmaker Editing (Editor)
Thelma Schoonmaker-Production Thelma Schoonmaker Production (Production Supervisor)

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Ian Beale

**De Niro as yet another deluded psycho** De Niro is Rupert Pitkin, a comedian who seeks to be as famous as his hero, Jerry Lewis. Pupkin could be Travis Bickle's equally disturbed brother - both of them living in New York and both of them losing their minds in unison. After much rejection, the crazed Pupkin decides to kidnap his hero and hold him for ransom until a studio gives him a big break. Jerry Lewis is impressive as the total bastard that Pupkin so admires. A disturbing movie that is more relevant nowadays than ever since the advent of the Big Brother tv show which places national attention on people with no talent. - Ian Beale

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Martin Scorsese's THE KING OF COMEDY was the lowest-grossing major studio film of 1982. It isn't difficult to see why: It's loaded with uncomfortable situations; there is no obvious protagonist; no sympathetic characters (the one that could potentially get our sympathy turns out to be a thief); and everyone is grating and/or unpleasant (even Tony Randall plays 𝙝𝙞𝙢𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙛 as a demanding prick). This lack of popularity was the audience's loss, as Paul Zimmerman graced Scorsese with a screenplay which was just as prescient on the topic of fame as Paddy Chayefsky's NETWORK (1976) was on the future of television. In a day and age where television reality shows and online video platforms allow talent-bereft fame-seekers to offer their wares to an anesthetized public, De Niro's Rupert Pupkin displays an uncanny ambition just by leaving his mother's basement, much less his willingness to use crime as a means to his end.

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