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The Electric Chair (1985)

Stand-up comic gets the shock of his life when somebody brings an electric chair on stage.




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Stand-up comic gets the shock of his life when somebody brings an electric chair on stage.

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a comic's nightmare See more »


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19 February 1985 (USA)  »

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$250,000 (estimated)

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A life lived, maybe not worth living.
17 January 2005 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

What can be said of a movie that most people have not seen but should? A film that could be called the Greatest Black Comedy Film of all time? Having seen this film in either 1989 or 1990, i wish I had a copy to show everyone what good acting and writing is all about. If you ever have the chance to see this film then you must go see it.

A stand-up comic does his routine that tells everyone what his life is like and how bad it is for him and everyone else. The writing in this movie hits too close to home to have been made up. While watching this movie, you wondered if what the stand-up comic is saying, has really happened to the people who made this film.

The title of the movie, "The Electric Chair" does appear at the end of the movie, and is used to great use. The 2 best lines I remember most vividly are: "God was Adam's pimp", and "Your wife runs off with your best friend, and you miss him". Someday I hope to have this film on home video, for the stand-up comic does a routine of life that is truly tragic.

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