MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,317 this week

Martin and Lewis (2002)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Comedy | Drama  -  24 November 2002 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 608 users  
Reviews: 25 user | 5 critic

The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.

Director:

Writers:

, (book)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 890 titles
created 25 Oct 2011
 
a list of 2278 titles
created 10 Feb 2012
 
a list of 543 titles
created 19 May 2012
 
a list of 5925 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 1977 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Martin and Lewis (TV Movie 2002)

Martin and Lewis (TV Movie 2002) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Martin and Lewis.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 5 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Paula Cale ...
...
...
...
Steve Brinder ...
Rhona Shekter ...
...
...
...
David Eisner ...
Aron Tager ...
Robert Morelli ...
...
Irwin Woolfe
Edit

Storyline

Even at the start of his singing career, Dean Martin is an impressive gentleman, big, tall, handsome, exquisitely dressed, fitting his nightingale voice and naturally classy appeal, even though his womanizing costs him enough in alimony to declare bankruptcy. Jerry Lewis on the other hand is an unsightly schmuck, whose buffoon version of stand-up comedy is an agent's nightmare. When he accepts playing MC in a show with Dean, he tries interacting with him, and they hit gold judging by the audience's reactions. Initially Dean wants to walk off and stay a solo act, but success as a duo is irresistible, and they rocket together, even in Hollywood. However in time they fall out of friendship as their characters and lifestyle clash, and Dean still dreams of solo success. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every end has a beginning.


Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

24 November 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Martin and Lewis  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Dean and Jerry are driving through Hollywood for the first time, there is a crew member/cameraman clearly sitting on the the hood of the car, or where the hood would be. See more »

Connections

References Money from Home (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

That's Amore
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Jeremy Northam during a re-enactment of the Colgate Comedy Hour
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

the true story of the post-war comedy team
15 April 2003 | by (st. louis) – See all my reviews

Save for a slight alteration of a fact in the genesis of the Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis saga, this made-for-television bio-pic is perfect in its story and depictions. The alteration concerns how the duo got together for what would be the triggering of their memorable 10-year partnership. The film shows Lewis, about to bomb himself out of his engagement at the 500 Club in Atlantic City, phoning Martin's (first) agent, Lou Perry. Lewis specifically asks him to send Dean to reprise their earlier-shown, spur-of-the-moment, stage collaboration (at the Havana-Madrid Club). In reality, it was the compassionate Perry who, upon receiving a frantic call from a sobbing Jerry Lewis asking for help, decides to send Dean Martin to the rescue. The result correctly is shown to be alchemic, and, for at first better-then-worse, the Martin and Lewis team is truly born. In 1973, Arthur Marx penned an outstanding bio-novel about the duo, "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime." As Marx, the writers/producers of this film are admirably unafraid to present full character profiles of Martin and Lewis. As human beings, the performers sometimes glaringly left much to be desired. Jeremy Northam and Sean Hayes, as Dean and Jerry, give excellent performances, as do Paula Gale and Kate Levering as Martin's first and second wives, Betty and Jeanne. This is a first-rate production, not the least of its values is its capturing of the post-war cultural flavor of the period in which the Martin and Lewis tandem flourished.


7 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
anyone have a recording of this? ghinds
thoughts on the movie norockets
DVD copy greatguy33
footage millsierocks
DVD Release? tomc77
What Station BriZanna
Discuss Martin and Lewis (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?