Martin and Lewis (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  24 November 2002 (USA)
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The story of the 10-year rocky relationship between Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.



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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

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Did You Know?


Jerry Lewis himself insisted on coaching Sean Hayes on how to portray him and his mugging and physical comedy accurately for the film. See more »


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 »


References Pardners (1956) See more »


That's Amore
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Jeremy Northam during a re-enactment of the Colgate Comedy Hour
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Poignant, authentic and hysterical
24 November 2002 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I was riveted by the story and the acting. Excellent procuction values. Sean Hayes was fantastic, delivering a true breakthrough performance. Jeremy Northam and Paula Cale exhibited a sense of the period and volatility of the situation without venturing into cliche. Bravo!! Beautifully directed and produced.

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