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Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter (1984)

The story of Ernie Kovacs, a talented radio and TV presenter and entertainer ahead of his time, who tried to make his shows as innovative and quirky as budget and censorship would allow. Ignored during life, celebrated after death.

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. See more awards »

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Dorothy Kovacs
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Pierre Lafitte
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Mary Kovacs
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Harry Ascot
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Judge (as Frank McCarthy)
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Mrs. Enke
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Leon Lane
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Miss Deal
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Bum Detective (as Weldon Boyce Bleiler)
Bryan Englund ...
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The story of Ernie Kovacs, a talented radio and TV presenter and entertainer ahead of his time, who tried to make his shows as innovative and quirky as budget and censorship would allow. Ignored during life, celebrated after death.

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14 May 1984 (USA)  »

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Not a bad little movie.
18 April 2000 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

This was actually a very interesting movie. I tells the story of comedian Ernie Kovacs and his search for his kidnapped children. I love Jeff Goldblum and he is top notch in this movie. The movie features some of Kovac's classic sketches and boy are they funny.

I wouldn't rent this (mostly because I doubt I would be able to find it), but if it's on TV then sit down and watch it. The climax is very moving and the rest of the movie is also pretty darn funny.


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