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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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Cast

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Annie Wells
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Susan
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Phil Gussman
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Larry Meyerson
Sage Allen ...
Mom
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Mr. Gimbel
Kay Freeman ...
Mrs. Gimbel
Howard Mann ...
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Julius Branca ...
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Liz Georges ...
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Storyline

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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Release Date:

25 September 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der letzte Komödiant - Mr. Saturday Night  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$13,351,357
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Marisa Tomei auditioned for the part of Buddy's wife, Elaine, but was deemed too young for the role. Tomei later played Billy Crystal's daughter in Parental Guidance (2012). See more »

Goofs

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

Buddy Young, Jr.: [to the audience he's performing to] I know you're out there, I can hear you reloading!
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Connections

References The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) See more »

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This Could Be the Start of Something
Written by Steve Allen
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I fell asleep
29 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

Although I like the actors in this film, I fell asleep within an hour of starting to watch. It is evidently quite boring.


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