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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

The life of Buddy Young, a comic legend in flashbacks but an old man looking for work in the present.

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Elaine
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Annie Wells
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Susan
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Phil Gussman
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Larry Meyerson
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Buddy - Age 15
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Mr. Gimbel
Kay Freeman ...
Mrs. Gimbel
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Buddy Young was the comic's comic, beloved by everyone. Now, playing to miniscule crowds in nursing homes, it seems like everybody but Buddy realizes that he should retire. As Buddy looks for work in show business, he realizes that the rest of the world has forgotten the golden days of Buddy Young, and that there just may not be room in the business for an old comic like himself. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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Comedy | Drama

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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25 September 1992 (USA)  »

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Der letzte Komödiant - Mr. Saturday Night  »

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$43,000,000 (estimated)

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$13,351,357 (USA)
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Trivia

There is one scene where Buddy Young, Jr. is watching Your Show of Shows (1950) starring Sid Caesar and wincing. Ironically, Billy Crystal has cited Sid Caesar for his reason wanting to get into comedy. See more »

Goofs

When Buddy is talking with Elaine at the gazebo the first night he meets her, the boom mic is visible just before the ferry boat passes by, and again after she asks him if his brother brings a girl to him after every show. See more »

Quotes

Buddy Young, Jr.: I didn't take your life, Stan. I gave you one.
Stan: Yeah, but you coulda been nicer.
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Referenced in Family Guy: Mr. Saturday Knight (2001) See more »

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Roumania, Roumania
Written by Aaron Lebedeff
Performed by Aaron Lebedeff
Courtesy of Leisure Time Records, Inc.
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Superb film
10 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

A truly wonderful film about the life of two brothers, one a successful comedian, and the other his manager/assistant. The film spans their entire lives, from two youngsters performing in the lounge for the family to old age.

A terrific and sad story about the brothers' relationship over the years. Through the film we get a real insight into what drives the Billy Crystal character and his brother.

Written and directed by Crystal himself, the film is so touching, funny and enjoyable.

Top draw film watch it.


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