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Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth (1998)

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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In 1948, Lenny Bruce was just another comic who couldn't get arrested. By 1961, all that would change.


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21 October 1998 (USA)  »

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$16,445 (USA) (23 October 1998)

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$21,350 (USA) (23 October 1998)
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17 August 1999 | by (Cincinnati,Ohio) – See all my reviews

It seems in this country of ours, so many pay the price. Soldiers lose their lives in wars. Innovators lose their life just living. Lenny Bruce was just a little before my time, and his. I do know one thing, I would have been a fan, I guess you could say I am a fan of Lenny's. I thought he was very smart, funny, and bold. I wonder how much other comedians, such as Carlin, Murphy, and Rock appreciate this man that blazed a path of this raw, wild, new humor. Without him, it makes me wonder, would these other guys put themselves out there like Bruce did? I guess someone would have. Not being the most secure person in the world, he was very secure in what he believed this country of ours was molded to be.


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