IMDb > Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (1967)

Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (1967) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 2 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.8/10   148 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 13% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
Contact:
View company contact information for Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' on IMDbPro.
Genre:
Plot:
Iconoclast Lenny Bruce appears at San Francisco's Basin Street West in what was his next-to-last live appearance... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
For Fans Of Lenny Bruce See more (10 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Lenny Bruce ... Himself

Directed by
John Magnuson 
 
Writing credits
Lenny Bruce 

Produced by
John Magnuson .... producer
 
Other crew
Bob Anderson .... production team
Ken Chaney .... production team
Jeff Hale .... production team
Bob Hovorka .... production team
Dan McCann .... production team
Rick Smith .... production team
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Lenny Bruce Performance Film" - USA (promotional title)
See more »
Runtime:
72 min
Country:
Language:
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Featured in Fuck (2005)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
For Fans Of Lenny Bruce, 30 July 2009
Author: druid333-2 from United States

This is it. The only full blown performance film that Lenny gave his "thumbs up" to before his tragic death in 1966 of a Morphine overdose (and not Heroin as most suspected),at the age of 40 (he would have turned 41,if he had lived until October of that year). What we have here is Lenny,filmed at one of the last night club appearances before his cabaret card was revoked,and he was barred from performing at any venue that sold alcohol,at least in the legal sense (he would perform at college campuses,an appearance at the Fillmore West,with of all unexpected opening acts,Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention, and a few secret club appearances prior to his death). See Lenny as he waxes philosophical about his various drug and obscenity arrests,as well as taking some well intended pot shots at religion,politics,etc. Probably not as bitingly funny as some of his spoken word comedy records for Fantasy,but still worth a look. The film's photography is about the only really minor flaw (the camera seems to be one fixed camera that doesn't move about much---I'm guessing it may have been shot on crude early video,as there doesn't seem to be any edits). As this film is somewhat short,it's usually shown with Bruce's short animated film 'Thank You Masked Man'. Not rated,but contains salty language & sexually charged material that most folk probably wouldn't want junior to hear.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (10 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Lenny Bruce in 'Lenny Bruce' (1967)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Martin Lawrence Live: Runteldat Chris Rock: Bigger & Blacker Richard Pryor: Live and Smokin' Chris Rock: Never Scared "On Location: George Carlin at USC"
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.