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Rupert Pupkin is obsessed with becoming a comedy great. However, when he confronts his idol, talk show host Jerry Langford, with a plea to perform on the Jerry's show, he is only given the run-around. He does not give up, however, but persists in stalking Jerry until he gets what he wants. Eventually he must team up with his psychotic Langford-obsessed friend Masha to kidnap the talk show host in hopes of finally getting to perform his stand-up routine. Written by
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When Jerry Langford is kidnapped, he enters the car left leg first. From the inside view he enters head first. See more »
And now, from New York, The Jerry Langford Show! With Jerry's guests Tony Randall, Richard Dreyfuss, Rodney Dangerfield, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Lou Brown and the orchestra, and little old me Ed Herlihy. And now say hello to Jerry!
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For some reason, I rarely count any movie in the past 30 years "a
classic" but I think of this one as such, and that's a compliment. It
has stayed with me since the first time I saw it almost 20 years ago.
In fact, I've never forgotten the name, "Rupert Pupkin," a strange name
made famous by Robert De Niro as the leading actor in this unique
drama/comedy/ crime film. De Niro was just outstanding, one of his best
efforts in an illustrious career.
Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard also were really good here, in
supporting roles. Comedians sometimes make great dramatic actors as
Lewis has demonstrated in several films. I don't know, frankly, if
Bernard has ever done anything remotely as good as this.
Biographies of eccentric people usually are interesting and this one
more than fits the bill. This movie was not popular with audiences and
a number of critics but I think it was superbly done with
laugh-out-loud lines as well as subtle humor and great acting. It is a
wonderful character study of obsessed fans of celebrities, a pitiful
condition that exists even more today.
I am not particularly a fan of director Martin Scorcese. Almost all of
his films are ultra profane, but not here. There has very little
profanity, and none, ironically, by De Niro. The only negative I found
was making a hero out of his character, who executes a kidnapping and
is richly rewarded for his efforts. Puh-leeze!! I wish Hollywood would
stop making heroes out of criminals.
If you have a warped sense humor, however, which I do, you'll love this
film. I think it is perhaps the best-ever from Scorcese and De Niro.
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