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Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

 -  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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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)  »

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Der letzte Komödiant - Mr. Saturday Night  »

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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

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.: I didn't take your life, Stan. I gave you one.
Stan: Yeah, but you coulda been nicer.
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Connections

Referenced in Seinfeld: The Movie (1993) See more »

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How High the Moon
Written by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis
Performed by Benny Goodman
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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