Mickey Gordon is a basketball referee who travels to France to bury his father. Ellen Andrews is an American living in Paris who works for the airline he flies on. They meet and fall in ... See full summary »
On his girlfriend's insistence, a disgruntled man tries to make peace with his high-spirited, street-smart and often irritatingly careless father, a failed actor who never quit his dream to be a success.
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
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Stan explains that rating for Buddy's Saturday night TV show are sliding because the show is opposite Davy Crockett, a serial that actually ran midweek for three weeks on a TV's Disneyland show. See more »
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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How come this film has not received more plaudits? I know David Palmer got an Oscar but it's such a wonderful feel good film that deserves more. I watch it regularly to cheer myself up. Mr Crystal's delivery is razor sharp and he's really put together a beautiful and utterly believable faux biopic. I can't deny that I had to check that this wasn't a true story but maybe I'm a little gullible. Lovely story about two Jewish brothers and their growing up within the field of stand-up comedy although with quite separate roles. Great cameo from Jerry Lewis. The make-up in these sorts of films where characters age substantially can be a little suspect but the cast do well to express ageing bodies quite well. A true original and be prepared for joyful tears in the midst of laughter.
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