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Martin and Lewis (2002)

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

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Jerry Lewis
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Dean Martin
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Betty Martin
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Patti Lewis
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Jeanne Martin
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Abby Greshler
Steve Brinder ...
Danny Lewis
Rhona Shekter ...
Rae Lewis
Conrad Dunn ...
Lou Perry
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Hal Wallis
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Jimmy Napoli
David Eisner ...
Lew Wasserman
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Max Coleman
Robert Morelli ...
Skinny D'Amato
Markus Parilo ...
Irwin Woolfe
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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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24 November 2002 (USA)  »

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A Verdadeira História de Martin e Lewis  »

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Trivia

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 »

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In an early scene, when Sean Hayes drop plates on the floor, they don't break, but it sounds like they are. See more »

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References You're Never Too Young (1955) See more »

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That's Amore
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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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Good acting-believable time-piece.
24 November 2002 | by See all my reviews

Biopics can be a dangerous and tricky business, especially when actors portray other actors. In this case all was well. The acting was good and the sets were well planned. Sean Hayes was perfectly cast as the zany Jerry Lewis. Jeremy Northam, on the same hand, had that dangerous charm that the early Dean Martin was known for. However, his lip-synching was occasionally far off and when speaking he often sounded distractedly more like Humphrey Bogart than Dean Martin.

Overall, the energy and the mood was well maintained, and we got to see inside the lives of two wonderful talents from the past.

Hats off!


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