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Hardly Working (1980)

 -  Comedy  -  3 April 1981 (USA)
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In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis ... See full summary »

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Cast

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Bo Hooper
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Claire Trent
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Robert Trent
Deanna Lund ...
Millie
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Frank Loucazi
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Claude Reed
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Ted Mitchell
Jerry Lester ...
Slats
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Sammy
Alex Henteloff ...
J. Eating
Britt Leach ...
Gas Station Manager
Peggy Mondo ...
Woman in Restaurant
Amy Krug ...
Michele Trent
Stephen Baccus ...
Peter
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In Jerry Lewis's first film in a decade, he plays Bo Hooper, an unemployed circus clown who can't seem to hold down a job. The film opens with a brief montage of clips from past Lewis movies. He then moves into a succession of jobs that he gets himself fired from including a gas station attendant and a mailman - all with disastrous results. Written by alfiehitchie

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The world's funniest funny man is back!

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The clown make-up that Jerry Lewis wears in this movie was of the same facial design that Lewis wore for both 3 Ring Circus (1954) and The Family Jewels (1965). See more »

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At one point, Lewis tries to open the hood of a car. The hood quickly pops up and knocks Lewis on his feet. In the next shot, the hood is back down without having been touched. See more »

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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Rod Stewart (1981) See more »

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I guess you had to be there
16 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this when it was first released, in a theater filled to the gills with rabid Jerry Lewis fans (of which I am one) who were all ecstatic to be seeing a new Jerry Lewis movie after all those years. The opening montage of scenes from his earlier films was greeted with cheers, and this giddy enthusiasm carried over for the rest of the film. (The donut scene was a particular favorite--everybody there totally "got" it.) Good spirits and joyous Jerry Lewis fandom abounded in that theater that night, and I had a wonderful time.

Whenever I see this movie now, I recall the feelings I had when I first saw it that night. Maybe you had to see it in that context and that frame of mind to truly enjoy it. Anyway, I'm still a huge Jerry Lewis fan as I have been all my life, and I enjoy all of his movies from the highs of THE NUTTY PROFESSOR and THE LADIES MAN to the lows of WHICH WAY TO THE FRONT? and HOOK, LINE, AND SINKER. Now if I could just see THE DAY THE CLOWN CRIED, my life would be complete.


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