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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project (2007)

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The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), established comedians ... See full summary »

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Himself / Private Willard
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Himself / Sister Rosa Stigmata
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Himself / Crapgame / Petty Officer Ruby / Crane / Nellie / Anne Bancroft / Big Drop / Mr. Potato Head - (voice)
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Himself / Private Kelly / 'Dirty' Harry Callahan
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Himself
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Himself
Victor Figueredo ...
Himself
Conrad Hermogenes ...
Himself
Paul Shefrin ...
Himself
Heidi Akawa ...
Herself
Peggy March ...
Herself
Joe Mele ...
Himself
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Himself
Tom McDermott ...
Guitar
Jack Cenna ...
Percussion
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The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries, (Steve Lawrence, Bob Newhart, Debbie Reynolds, etc.), established comedians (Billy Crystal, Rosanne Barr, Robin Williams, Chris Rock, etc.) and young comedians (Jeff Atoll, Jimmy Kimmel, Sarah Silverman, etc.). We have interviewed over 30 people including actors, directors (John Landis, Christopher Guest, Sidney Poitier, Jay Leno, etc.) and various people in Don's life (his composer, orchestra, manager etc.). In addition, we will use some of Don's home movies, clips from the Tonight Show, various TV shows, movies etc. We'll see one of the last great comedians of his era. Written by Bob Engelman

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4 December 2007 (USA)  »

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Don Rickles Documentary  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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Goofs

While Bobby Slayton lists the many shows Rickles appeared on in the 1960's, he names Bewitched. Rickles never appeared on the show. See more »

Connections

Features Run Silent Run Deep (1958) See more »

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La Virgen De Macarena
Written by Bernardino Bautista Monterde and Antonio Ortiz Calero
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Pretty much what you'd expect.
11 February 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

If you love the humor of Don Rickles, then this film is for you! It consists of lots of clips from candid interviews with the man, his friends, Hollywood folks who love him as well as clips from his stand- up routine and TV/movie appearances. It's everything Rickles you'd ever want to see or know. You learn about his wife, his mother, his old beloved agent, his friend Harry, his buddy Bob Newhart, Johnny Carson and much much. Throughout, Rickles is naturally very abrasive and silly and you get a bit of a feel as to what it was like in the days of old Vegas. It's all very well assembled and the people making the film obviously had great respect and love for the guy. And, amazingly, years after this was made, Rickles is STILL on the road entertaining folks! Well worth seeing.


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