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Cracking Up (1983)
"Smorgasbord" (original title)

 -  Comedy  -  13 April 1983 (France)
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Suicidal nerd seeks help from psychiatrist, runs into various nutty characters.

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Warren Nefron / Dr. Perks / Gangster / Speed Armeter
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Ms. Sultry
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Himself
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Dr. Jonas Pletchick
Foster Brooks ...
The Pilot
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Waitress / Valet / Woman in Line (as Zane Busby)
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Anti-Smoking Enforcer
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Marie Du Bois
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Surgeon
Bill Richmond
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Stewardess
Robin Bach
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Passenger
Paul Lambert
Ben Davidson
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Warren Nefron is a hopeless klutz who has some of the worst luck in the world: when he tries to end it all with a foolproof suicide plan, he still manages to mess it up. In desperation, he goes to a psychiatrist to see if there is some way for him to end his troubles. As the doctor talks with him, the film cuts to a series of shorts about scenes from Nefron's life, and the lives of the people around him. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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T'es fou, Jerry! Ben je gek, Jerry? (You're crazy, Jerry! Are you crazy, Jerry?) See more »

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13 April 1983 (France)  »

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Cracking Up  »

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Writer Bill Richmond once said of working with Jerry Lewis: "All I do is write down everything Jerry says and then sell it back to him". See more »

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The chair used in the opening hanging sequence disappears entirely and then suddenly reappears. See more »

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Outtakes are shown during the closing credits. See more »

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Referenced in Looney Tunes: Back in Action (2003) See more »

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7 September 1999 | by (Buffalo, NY) – See all my reviews

This movie was one of Jerry Lewis's best in my opinion. I really think he is a good actor, director, writer, etc. and this movie definitely showed it. Lewis played a troubled man seemed to be cursed with bad luck. He showed off his talent by playing multiple characters, expressing the goofs that have happened during the course of his life. Must see this movie, it was awesome!


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