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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  23 September 1992 (USA)
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The life of Buddy Young, a comic legend in flashbacks but an old man looking for work in the present.

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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
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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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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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23 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Komödiant - Mr. Saturday Night  »

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$13,351,357 (USA)
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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 »

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Guests at a Borscht Belt resort, circa 1950, dance to the tune "Hey There" four years before the song was written for The Pajama Game. See more »

Quotes

Announcer: Announcer: "And now, the star of our show, the kamikaze of comedy! Fasten your seat belts, put on your crash helmets; because here he comes... Mr. Saturday Night... Buddy Young, Junior!"
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Connections

Featured in The 65th Annual Academy Awards (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

La Vie en Rose
Music by Louiguy and Marguerite Monnot
Lyrics by Édith Piaf
Performed by Louis Armstrong
Courtesy of MCA Records
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7 August 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Simply one of the best films I have ever seen - funny, yes but that's not really the story here. This is an extremely poignant film. Two brothers who grow-up providing comical entertainment for their family embark on the road to fame and fortune, only one has the confidence / courage to progress ( Billy Crystal ). As one brother flourishes the other adopts the roles of manager. All is well as the rise to fame continues but as things turn bad another side to Billy Crystal's character is revealed. This is a film about a successful entertainer learning to deal with the abscence of an audience. It's about the love & hate between two brothers as the years go by. It's about life's choices, mistakes and regrets. This is a moving & powerful study of life, watch it!


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