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Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  11 September 1979 (USA)
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The true and tragic story of a very young and very talented comedian from the 70's whose sudden rise to fame had some of it's benefits, as well as some of it's burdens.

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(Playboy magazine article "Good Night, Sweet Prinze"),
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Cast

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Ira Angustain ...
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Nat Blake
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Carol
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Rose
Ken Sylk ...
Devon Ericson ...
Kathy
Stephen Elliott ...
Jonas
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Alan Bursky (as Michael Binder)
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Billy
Leon Charles ...
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Lawyer #1
Jim Scott ...
Makeup man
Larry Marko ...
Booking agent
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The true and tragic story of a very young and very talented comedian from the 70's whose sudden rise to fame had some of it's benefits, as well as some of it's burdens.

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Alan Bursky auditioned for the role of himself but was turned down. See more »

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Freddie Prinze: [doing his stand up routine] Well, there's a lot of strange people in the city, a lot of strange people.
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References Chico and the Man (1974) See more »

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Didn't do him any justice at all.
8 October 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was rather one-sided and it focused more on the negative rather than equally on the positive. They made it seem as if there had been nothing more to him but drugs and handguns and as if he was a greedy and selfish maniac. Although it had displayed some of the negatives in which had surrounded his career and his personal life, it failed to display the fact that he was a very generous and warm-hearted person. What also angered me was the fact that many of the people whom he had been close to (including those whom he worked with) were portrayed falsely. In reality, they provided very little help and sympathy when he needed it the most. He was sick, he needed help and considering the fact the he had lost an excess amount of weight and was deteriorating mentally and physically, they still failed to realize that something was wrong. Even after the results of his MMPI test had revealed that he was suffering from major depression, they took it lightly. I'm not necessarily saying that he was an angel and could do no wrong himself but come on, those around him didn't help the situation and they definitely contributed to the hurt and isolation in which he had felt.


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