A former child show host misses the good old days. He and his sidekick from the show are doing a gig when the place gets robbed and the sidekick murdered. The host is the only one who saw the robber well so the robber goes after him.

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A former child show host misses the good old days. He and his sidekick from the show are doing a gig when the place gets robbed and the sidekick murdered. The host is the only one who saw the robber well so the robber goes after him.

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A little gem of a film
3 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Happy is a wonderful little TV movie about a former kiddie show host named Happy (Dom Deluise) who keeps his old show alive by doing public appearences in character. One day while doing a supermarket opening with his sidekick (the always wonderful Jack Gilford, the supermarket is robbed by a man (Henry Silva) masquerading as an African-American). His sidekick is killed in the robbery. But Happy goes on TV to say that the robber was white, not African-American, but the police don't believe him, the only one who does is the robber himself, who has decided to kill Happy.

Dom DeLuise is nothing short of excellent in the title role. He gives the performance of his career in this film. He's funny, sad, and convincing. Dee Wallace-Stone is very sweet as a girl who falls in love with happy, Henry Silva is very menacing as the Killer, and Jack Gilford steels the film in his small but important role. This is also an opportunity to see him to his famous imitation of pea soup coming to a boil. If you haven't ever seen that, then you're in for a treat. I highly reccomend this film.


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