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11 March 1996 (USA) See more »
George Carlin brings his comedy stylings to the Beacon theater in New York City. He rants about Abortion, The death penalty, prison farms, fart jokes, free floating hostility and words. | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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George Carlin ... Himself

Directed by
Rocco Urbisci 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
George Carlin 

Produced by
Brenda Carlin .... executive producer
George Carlin .... executive producer
Jerry Hamza .... producer
Cisco Henson .... associate producer
Kimber Rickabaugh .... co-producer
Rocco Urbisci .... executive producer
Production Design by
Bruce Ryan 
Art Direction by
Andrew Reeder  (as Andy Reeder)
Makeup Department
Janet Garr .... makeup designer (as Janet Garr-Schnars)
Art Department
Randy L. Parisian .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Terry Kulchar .... sound mixer
Michael Stone .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Allen Branton .... lighting technician
Michael T. Goodwin .... lighting technician
Lyn Noland .... camera operator
Hector Ramirez .... camera operator
Ron Sheldon .... camera operator
Keith Winikoff .... video controller
Other crew
Terry Adams .... technical supervisor
Sandy Broadway .... associate director
Earl Brown .... production assistant
George Carlin .... executive album producer
Jason Connett .... production assistant
Grace Cook .... production assistant
Greg Cotton .... engineer
Gene Crowe .... operator
Ros Davis .... production assistant
Vinny Diaz .... engineer
Thira Icaza .... production assistant
Carolyn Levy .... unspecified assistant
Anthony Manfro .... engineer (as Tony Manfro)
John McCann .... production assistant
Mike J. Moses .... supervisor
Gary Natoli .... stage manager
Phil Quigley .... technical director
Mike Roche .... engineer
Gina Salvi .... production assistant
Tom Toesten .... supervisor
Greg Tubmen .... operator
Jason Urbisci .... production assistant
Klem Klimek .... special thanks


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60 min

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During the "free-floating hostility" bit George Carlin mentions being annoyed by "white guys over ten years of age who wear their baseball hats backwards". He made it up on the spot because an audience member who wears his cap backwards was constantly yelling and being distracting. After Carlin makes the joke the same guy can be seen standing up from an aisle seat and screaming angrily at George.See more »
George Carlin:It's like the Riot Act. The Riot Act. They always tell you they're gonna read that to you. Have you heard this thing at all? Like when you're a kid, they threaten you.
[as scolding mother]
George Carlin:"You wait 'til your father gets home. He's gonna read you the riot act!"
[as small child]
George Carlin:"Tell him I already read it myself. And I didn't like it, either; I consider it wordy and poorly thought out. He wants to read me something, how about 'The Gentlemen's Guide to the Golden Age of Blowjobs'?"
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References "The Price Is Right" (1972)See more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Carlin at the top of his game, 17 August 2006
Author: MovieAddict2016 from UK

Arguably George Carlin's most famous and best performance in years, "Back in Town" came late in his career but combines all his best trademarks - rants on abortion, religion, sex, politics, bodily functions, and capital punishment.

Opening with a vicious rant against "pro-life conservative Americans," Carlin begins bringing up points such as, "These people value the sanctity of life - while you're a sperm." He then bitterly moves on towards the death sentence, noting its proposed expansion to cover drug dealers. "You can't give the death sentence to people who don't care about dying!" If you are new to Carlin this is the best place to start - it's easily accessible and is funny, witty and a scathing attack on American society.

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