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3 February 1979 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Richard Lewis ... Billy Goldstein / Gondola
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dom DeLuise

George Jessel

Stacy Keach

Linda Kerridge ... Marilyn Monroe double

Bill Macy
Gary Mule Deer ... Himself
Nina van Pallandt (as Nina Van Pallandt)
Tony DeLia ... Comedian (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Weis 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard Lewis 
Bennett Tranner 

Produced by
George Van Noy .... producer
Cinematography by
Erik Daarstad 
Production Management
Paul Deason .... unit production manager
Sound Department
James Dehr .... sound mixer

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67 min
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Not typical Richard Lewis, 17 April 2002

I really like Richard Lewis, more as a concept than the actual performance. This movie is not autobiographical, the character he plays is much less neurotic than his stand up performances. It stands up okay as made-for-TV fair, I remember first seeing it during the summer when Saturday Night Live took its vacation. Basic story is a young stand-up tries to figure out how he should perform.. He tries all the different styles, impressionist, prop comic, insulting comic, but in the end finds out he should just be himself. Cameos by old school comics don't do a whole lot, and the Marilyn Monroe look a like girlfriend goes nowhere. Not bad, just TV fare. I give it a 6.

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