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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Billy Crystal (written by) and
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Release Date:
23 September 1992 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He loved his family. He loved his friends. But he loved his audience even more. See more »
Plot:
The life of Buddy Young, a comic legend in flashbacks but an old man looking for work in the present. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Laugh and cry in equal measure See more (39 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Billy Crystal ... Buddy Young Jr.

David Paymer ... Stan

Julie Warner ... Elaine

Helen Hunt ... Annie Wells

Mary Mara ... Susan

Jerry Orbach ... Phil Gussman

Ron Silver ... Larry Meyerson
Sage Allen ... Mom

Jason Marsden ... Buddy - Age 15

Michael Weiner ... Stan - Age 18
Larry Gelman ... Mr. Gimbel
Kay Freeman ... Mrs. Gimbel
Howard Mann ... Stage Manager
Julius Branca ... Stage Manager
Liz Georges ... Script Girl
Bill Wendell ... Announcer (as William Wendell)
Hartley Haverty ... Susan - Age 6
Will Jordan ... Ed Sullivan

Josh Byrne ... Buddy - Age 6
Ben Diskin ... Stan - Age 9
Irving Wasserman ... Uncle Moe
Phil Forman ... Uncle Julius
Joe Shea ... MC
Michael Ben-Edward ... Fat Guy in Audience

Carl Ballantine ... Freddie
Slappy White ... Joey
Richard Mehana ... Sidney
Mark Lonow ... Producer

Conrad Janis ... Director

Tim Russ ... A.D.

Marc Shaiman ... Lucky Zindberg
Chayim Frenkel ... Cantor at Funeral (as Cantor Chayim Frenkel)
Jan Lucas ... Karen - Casting Director
Daniel Tisman ... Reece
Peter Kim ... Maitre d'

Greg Joung Paik ... Owner (as Greg Paik)
Eugene Kaufmann ... Old Man
Miranda Garrison ... Apache Dancer
Alberto Toledano ... Apache Dancer

Richard Kind ... Reporter

Jerry Lewis ... Jerry Lewis
Edith Fields ... Woman in Commercial

Adam Goldberg ... Eugene Gimbel
Maria A. Ferrari Olivo ... Fat Guy's Wife
Talbot Perry Simons ... Man at Catskills
Lonnie Burr ... TV Show Dancer
Randy Doney ... TV Show Dancer
Joe A. Giamalva ... TV Show Dancer
Birl Jonns ... TV Show Dancer

Shadoe Stevens ... Fred
Bert Copello ... Sullivan A.D.

Lindsay Crystal ... Screaming Girl
Dana Lipsic ... Other Screaming Girl
Jerry Gadette ... Stage Hand
William Yamadera ... Japanese Client
Lowell Ganz ... Writer #1
Babaloo Mandel ... Writer #2

Gary Grossman ... Backstage Man
Bob Yerkes ... Acrobat
Marinela Cimpoeru ... Acrobat
Costin Csizmas ... Acrobat
Voinea Dumitru ... Acrobat
Adrian Smertcov ... Acrobat
Steven Kravitz ... Young Comic

Randy Crenshaw ... 'Buddy Buddy' Singer

Geoff Koch ... 'Buddy Buddy' Singer
Steve Lively ... 'Buddy Buddy' Singer
Rick Logan ... 'Buddy Buddy' Singer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jackie Gayle ... Gene
Joe Mays
Rene Beard ... NYC Cabbie (uncredited)

Nicole Brandon ... Extra (uncredited)

Walton Goggins ... Shaky Kid (uncredited)

Pauline Olsen ... Buddys Showgirl (uncredited)
Michael Pasby ... Cameraman at Game Show (uncredited)

David Pires ... Young Woody Allen (uncredited)

Steven Rozic ... Dancer (uncredited)

Cari Shayne ... (uncredited)

Marc Ian Sklar ... Family Member (uncredited)

Barry Squitieri ... Cab Driver (uncredited)
Tami Zweig ... Woman in Catskills Audience (uncredited)

Directed by
Billy Crystal 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Billy Crystal (written by) and
Lowell Ganz (written by) &
Babaloo Mandel (written by)

Produced by
Billy Crystal .... producer
Lowell Ganz .... executive producer
Babaloo Mandel .... executive producer
Peter Schindler .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Marc Shaiman 
 
Cinematography by
Donald Peterman (director of photography) (as Don Peterman)
 
Film Editing by
Kent Beyda 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
 
Production Design by
Albert Brenner 
 
Art Direction by
Carol Winstead Wood 
 
Set Decoration by
Kathe Klopp 
 
Costume Design by
Ruth Myers 
 
Makeup Department
Kim Adrissi .... makeup artist
Richard Alonzo .... makeup artist
Audrey L. Anzures .... hair stylist
Margot Boccia .... makeup assistant: New York (as Margo Boccia)
Joseph A. Campayno .... makeup artist: New York (as Joe Campayno)
Hazel Catmull .... hair stylist
William A. Farley .... hair designs creator (as Bill Farley)
William A. Farley .... makeup creator (as Bill Farley)
Todd Kleitsch .... makeup assistant: New York
Steve LaPorte .... hair designs creator
Steve LaPorte .... makeup creator
Michael Laudati .... makeup artist: New York
Christine Leiter .... makeup assistant: New York
Neal Martz .... makeup artist: New York
Todd McIntosh .... makeup artist
Peter Montagna .... hair designs creator
Peter Montagna .... makeup creator
John Quaglia .... hairstylist: New York
Richard Sabre .... hair stylist
Mike Smithson .... fabrication
Dayne Johnson .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Louis Lazzara .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Michael Maddi .... prosthetics designer (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Kelly Van Horn .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Julie A. Bloom .... second assistant director: New York (as Julie Bloom)
David Cass Jr. .... second assistant director
Jim Chory .... first assistant director
Brent Clark .... third assistant director
Harvey Epstein .... dga trainee: New York
John Gallagher .... second second assistant director: New York
Sean Hobin .... second second assistant director
Jono Oliver .... dga trainee (as Jono)
Peter Schindler .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Jess Anscott .... set dresser
Bonnie Bennetts .... set dresser
Nick Bridwell .... painter
Frank L. Brown .... assistant property master (as Frank Brown)
Daren Cornell .... painter
Ed Cornell .... painter
Kevin Coyle .... set dresser
Brad Curry .... drapery foreman
Richard Bryan Douglas .... construction foreman (as Richard Douglas)
Amy Feldman .... production buyer
Wayne Fisher .... set dresser
Frank Flores .... set dresser
Harold Fuhrman .... set designer
Matt Furginson .... set dresser (as Mat Furginson)
Arthur Gelb .... graphic artist
Raymond Ginther .... plaster foreman
Steve A. Hagberg .... construction coordinator (as Steve Hagberg)
Hugh Hanna .... construction foreman
Ross Harpold .... set dresser
Leon Harris .... illustrator
Augustin Hernandez Jr. .... laborer (as Gus Hernandez)
Roberta J. Holinko .... set decorator: New York (as Roberta Holinko)
John Kasarda .... art director: New York
Michael Kohan .... assistant property master
Randlett King Lawrence .... general foreman (as Randy Lawrence)
Loren Levy .... property: New York
David B. Long .... construction foreman (as David Long)
C.J. Maguire .... property master
Ben Massi .... painter
Douglas E. Maxwell .... leadman (as Doug Maxwell)
John Hammer Maxwell .... set dresser (as John Maxwell)
Tony Miller .... set plasterer
Gerard H. Pineo .... leadman: New York (as Gerard Pineo)
Rudy Reachi .... assistant property master
Bruce Richter .... gang boss
Anthony Samuel Saso .... labor foreman (as Anthony Saso)
Paul Stanwyck .... lead painter (as Paul Stanwyck)
Dalia Taft .... art department coordinator
Alan Trumpler .... standby painter: New York (as Allan Trumpler)
Bobby L. Vaughn .... construction foreman (as Bobby Vaughn)
Kenneth Weinberg .... property assistant: New York
Gary Stel .... laborer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
James Ashwill .... foley mixer (as Jim Ashwill)
Bob Balzarini .... cableman: New York (as Bobby Balzarini)
Stu Bernstein .... sound editor
Steve Bowerman .... boom operator
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer (as Rob Deschaine)
Michael Dressel .... sound editor
Jessica Gallavan .... supervising adr editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley recordist
Robert Grieve .... supervising sound editor
Bob Hile .... machine operator
Gary Holland .... cableman
David Jobe .... adr recordist
John Keating .... sound transfer
Jonathan Klein .... adr editor
Rick Kline .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Mann .... sound editor
John Murray .... supervising foley editor
Dan O'Connell .... foley walker
Kevin O'Connell .... sound re-recording mixer
Matt Patterson .... sound recordist
Jennifer Portman .... apprentice sound editor
Jim Quinn .... machine operator
Daniel Rosenblum .... boom operator: New York (as Danny Rosenblum)
Jeanine Schaack .... first assistant sound editor
Roy Seeger .... assistant sound editor
Robert L. Sephton .... sound editor (as Robert Sephton)
Gary L.G. Simpson .... stage engineer (as Gary Simpson)
Rich Steven .... dialogue editor
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Alicia Stevenson .... foley walker
Madeleine Swift .... assistant sound editor
Sherman Waze .... dialogue editor
Jeff Wexler .... production sound mixer
John Roesch .... foley artist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
David P. Kelsey .... special effects supervisor (as Dave Kelsey)
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects: New York (as Steve Kirshoff)
John Ottesen .... special effects: New York
 
Stunts
Brian Burrows .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Phil Abraham .... first camera assistant: New York
Michael Anderson .... grip (as Mike Anderson)
Steve Austin .... 24 frame video operator
Randy Burgess .... rigging grip
Steve Chase .... grip
Armando Contreras .... best boy grip
Brian S. Cooper .... electrician
Scott Crabbe .... video assist operator
Jerry DeBlau .... gaffer: New York (as Jerry De Blau)
Ken Fisher .... assistant camera
Larry Freeman .... electrician
Donald L. Hartley .... dolly grip (as Don Hartley)
Richard Hartley .... electrician (as Rich Hartley)
Tyrone Jackson .... grip
Lee Johnson .... lighting technician
Gábor Kövér .... cinematographer: second unit, New York (as Gabor Kover)
Norman Lang .... electrician
Traci Lashbrook .... camera loader
Kal Manning .... gaffer
Bruce McBroom .... still photographer
Peter Morello .... second camera assistant: New York
Randy Nolen .... Steadicam operator
Billy Patsos .... best boy: New York (as William Patsos)
George Patsos .... key grip: New York
Jay Michael Pearce .... grip (as Jay Pearce)
Brad Peterman .... second camera assistant
Jay Peterman .... first camera assistant
Keith Peterman .... camera operator
Peter John Petraglia .... best boy: New York
James Pollard .... dolly grip: New York (as Jim Pollard)
Katherine Ruppe .... additional camera assistant: New York
Andrew D. Schwartz .... still photographer: New York (as Andy Schwartz)
Calvin Sterry .... key grip (as Cal Sterry)
Ken M. Suzuki .... best boy electric (as Ken Suzuki)
Francis X. Valdez III .... rigging gaffer (as Frankie Valdez)
Rick Wilhoit .... electrician (as Ricky Wilhoit)
Steven Zuch .... video assist: New York
 
Casting Department
Judie Fixler .... extras casting: New York
Charlie Messenger .... extras casting
Caryn Richmond .... casting assistant
Trish Stuckey .... extras casting
Jessica Roulston .... casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Robin Borman .... costumer
Armand Coutu .... costumer
Irene Ferrari .... costume supervisor: New York
Linda Henrikson .... costume supervisor
Marcie Olivi .... costumer
Chuck Velasco .... costume supervisor
Danna Edwards .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Thomas Calderon .... assistant editor (as Thomas Calderón)
Susan Graef .... second assistant editor: New York (as Sue Graef)
Dale E. Grahn .... color timer (as Dale Grahn)
Wilt Henderson .... assistant editor (as Wilton S. Henderson)
Avis Hope .... apprentice editor
Janice Keuhnelian .... assistant editor: New York
Mary Nelson-Duerrstein .... negative cutter (as Mary Nelson Duerrstein)
 
Music Department
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist
Brad Dechter .... additional orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... music contractor
Alex Gibson .... music editor
Artie Kane .... orchestra conductor
Nina Lucia .... assistant music editor
Hummie Mann .... music supervisor
Hummie Mann .... score producer
Mark McKenzie .... orchestrator
Joel Moss .... music mixer
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Maria Newman .... musician
Marc Shaiman .... score producer
Thomas Richard Sharp .... additional orchestrator (as Thom Sharp)
Jack Sheldon .... musician: trumpet solos
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Scott Stambler .... music supervisor
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn
Nick Vidar .... music technical coordinator
Sherry Whitfield .... additional music editor
Lester Wilson .... choreographer: musical numbers
 
Transportation Department
George Alden .... driver
Michael Avallon .... driver
Ken Bellanca .... transportation captain
Steven Chase .... driver
Jim Chesney .... driver
Craig T. Crowell .... transportation captain (as Craig Crowell)
James M. Dunne .... driver (as Jim 'Mongo' Dunne)
Jack Field .... driver
Gary Grace .... driver
Thomas Hetman .... driver (as Tom Hetman)
Richard Holston .... teamster co-captain: New York
Robert Hunter Jr. .... transportation coordinator (as Bob Hunter)
Michael Hyde .... teamster captain: New York
Chuck Jeglinski .... driver
Gary J. Johnson .... driver (as Gary Johnson)
Michael D. Kuljis .... driver (as Mike Kuljis)
Lonnie Laxson .... driver
Tim C. McHenry .... driver (as Tim McHenry)
Jerry McMullan .... driver
Bob Reidel .... driver (as Bobby Riedell)
Greg Van Dyke .... driver
Ron 'Rooster' Venegas .... driver
Ted Visser .... driver
Richard West .... driver (as Dick West)
Jerry Sidwell .... driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Todd J. Adelman .... set medic (as Todd Adelman)
Laurie Arnow-Epstein .... set estimator (as Laurie Arnow)
Lacey Lee Ashley .... assistant: Billy Crystal (as Lacey Ashley)
Elaine Bass .... title designer
Saul Bass .... title designer
Bonnie Belknap .... food stylist
Donna E. Bloom .... location manager: New York (as Donna Bloom)
Judith M. Brown .... studio teacher (as Judy Brown)
Mitchell Cassel .... contact lens optometrist: New York (as Dr. Mitch Cassell)
Justin Cooke .... assistant location manager: New York
Huw Davies .... location manager
Pam Ellington .... assistant production accountant
Liam Finn .... production assistant: New York
Cindy Franke .... assistant production coordinator
Michele Giordano .... assistant production coordinator: New York
Morton Greenspoon .... contact lens consultant (as Morton K. Greenspoon O.D.)
Michael Greenwood .... production assistant (as Mike Greenwood)
Denise Harrell .... contact lens technician: New York
Bernie Hiller .... dialogue coach: Yiddish (as Bernard Hiller)
Deborah Houtsma .... post-production accountant
Lisa Lynn Kearsley .... production coordinator
Joe Keeper .... post-production accountant
Gilbert Kollin .... consultant: rabbinical (as Rabbi Gilbert Kollin)
Eddee Kolos .... production assistant: New York
Arnold Lipsman .... unit publicist
Adam Lustig .... property graphics
Gail Martin-Sheridan .... production accountant (as Gail Martin)
Tricia Miles .... production assistant
Cheryl Morehouse .... set relaxer
Tracy Mosh .... unit publicist
Daniel Nix .... key set production assistant
Valerie O'Brien .... assistant: Peter Schindler
Ramon Pahoyo .... craft service
Jane Raab .... production coordinator: New York
Gail Rose .... assistant production accountant (as Gail Foreman)
Lauren Ross .... location manager
Rick Rozzini .... assistant choreographer
Ellen Russell .... parking coordinator: New York (as Ellen Fitzgerald-Russell)
Jackie Short .... accounting clerk
Richard L. Silver .... contact lens consultant (as Richard I. Silver O.D.)
Craig Skrzypecki .... production assistant
David W. Slodki .... production assistant (as David Slodki)
Rose Topping .... assistant to executive producers
Angel Trujillo .... caterer
Marion Tumen .... script supervisor
Christopher Waters .... production assistant (as Darren Waters)
Andrea Wertheim .... production assistant
David L. Yen .... craft service: New York (as David Yen)
Larry Vigus .... stand-in: Conrad Janis (uncredited)
William Woff .... adr loop group (uncredited)
Lynnanne Zager .... adr voice (uncredited)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for language
Runtime:
119 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Germany:6 (f) | Iceland:L | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #32002)

Did You Know?

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:
Anachronisms: 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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Soundtrack:
How High the MoonSee more »

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Laugh and cry in equal measure, 31 October 2004
Author: thelocalshop from Yorkshire, England

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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