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Release Date:
4 December 2007 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If you think he's so... why does he have so many friends? See more »
Plot:
The documentary consists of tape of Don's show (never been filmed before), interviews with Don's contemporaries... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Won 2 Primetime Emmys. See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
Mad Max's Weekend Movie Guide: 'World War Z' & More
 (From NextMovie. 21 June 2013, 7:00 AM, PDT)

Don Rickles loses son, Larry Rickles, dead at 41
 (From Monsters and Critics. 14 December 2011, 12:48 PM, PST)

Rickles Mourning Loss Of His Son
 (From WENN. 12 December 2011, 8:06 AM, PST)

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Great humour and a grand step away from all the crassness and vulgarity of modern humour See more (7 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Harry Dean Stanton ... Himself / Private Willard (also archive footage)

John Landis ... Himself / Sister Rosa Stigmata

Don Rickles ... Himself / Crapgame / Petty Officer Ruby / Crane / Nellie / Anne Bancroft / Big Drop / Mr. Potato Head (also archive footage)

Clint Eastwood ... Himself / Private Kelly / 'Dirty' Harry Callahan (also archive footage)

Robert De Niro ... Himself

Richard Lewis ... Himself
Victor Figueredo ... Himself
Conrad Hermogenes ... Himself
Paul Shefrin ... Himself
Heidi Akawa ... Herself
Peggy March ... Herself
Joe Mele ... Himself

Chris Rock ... Himself
Tom McDermott ... Guitar
Jack Cenna ... Percussion
Brace Phillips ... Bass
Tommy Check ... Drums
Tom DeLibero ... Trumpet
Bob Hamilton ... Trumpet
Tom Porrello ... Trombone
Walt Boenig ... Trombone
Kevin Stout ... Trombone
Charles McLean ... Saxophone
Ernie Hensley ... Saxophone
Fred Haller ... Saxophone
Steve Golden ... Saxophone

Sarah Silverman ... Herself

Bob Newhart ... Himself

Whoopi Goldberg ... Herself

Steve Lawrence ... Himself / Shirley MacLaine (also archive footage)

Robin Williams ... Himself

Roseanne Barr ... Herself

Dave Attell ... Himself

Christopher Guest ... Himself

Billy Crystal ... Himself

Regis Philbin ... Himself
Tony Oppedisano ... Himself (as Tony 'O' Oppedisano)

Sidney Poitier ... Himself

Penn Jillette ... Himself
Bobby Slayton ... Himself
Eliot Weisman ... Himself

Burt Lancaster ... Lt. Jim Bledsoe (archive footage)

Clark Gable ... Commander Richardson (archive footage)

Mario Cantone ... Himself

Kathy Griffin ... Herself

Ed McMahon ... Himself
Peter Lassally ... Himself

George Wallace ... Himself

Martin Scorsese ... Himself (also archive footage)

George Lopez ... Himself

Jay Leno ... Himself
Joy Damon ... Stripper (archive footage)
Gerri Darnelle ... Stripper (archive footage)
Taffy Tourel ... Stripper (archive footage)
Alona ... Stripper (archive footage)

Larry King ... Himself

Ernest Borgnine ... Himself

Carl Reiner ... Himself

Debbie Reynolds ... Herself / Peggy Brown (also archive footage)

Jack Carter ... Himself

Roger Corman ... Himself

Ray Milland ... Dr. James Xavier (archive footage)
Jack Oakie ... Mac (archive footage)
Barbara Rickles ... Herself

Joan Rivers ... Herself

James Caan ... Himself

Jimmy Kimmel ... Himself
Keely Smith ... Herself (also archive footage)

Harry Shearer ... Himself

Howard Blank ... Himself

Tom Smothers ... Himself

Dick Smothers ... Himself

Frankie Avalon ... Himself / Frankie (also archive footage)

Annette Funicello ... DeeDee (archive footage)

John Lasseter ... Himself

John Ratzenberger ... Hamm (archive footage)

Estelle Harris ... Herself / Mrs. Potato Head (archive footage)
Ginny Newhart ... Herself (archive footage)

John Stamos ... Himself

Bob Saget ... Himself
Ron O'Neal ... Himself
Coach Leo Golembiewski ... Himself (as Coach Golembiewski)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jack Benny ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Milton Berle ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Pat Boone ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Tony Curtis ... Pete Hammond Jr. (archive footage) (uncredited)

Sammy Davis Jr. ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jonathan Dixon ... Himself (uncredited)
Harry Goines ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Billy Graham ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Bob Hope ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Dean Martin ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Harrison Page ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Louis Prima ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Nancy Reagan ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Ronald Reagan ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Etta Rickles ... Herself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Jeffrey Ross ... Himself (uncredited)

Doc Severinsen ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Frank Sinatra ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Directed by
John Landis 
 
Produced by
Bryan Basham .... line producer: New York
Robert Engelman .... producer
John Landis .... producer
Mike Richardson .... producer
Larry Rickles .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Tom Clancey 
 
Film Editing by
Mark L. Levine 
 
Makeup Department
Francie Paull .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bryan Basham .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Umbe Adan .... sound mixer
Dino Herrmann .... sound re-recording mixer
Dino Herrmann .... supervising sound editor
Michael Krikorian .... sound mixer
Robb Wenner .... foley artist
Robb Wenner .... sound effects editor
 
Visual Effects by
Matthew Merkovich .... visual effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Waldman .... additional cinematographer
Scott Wildfong .... camera operator (segment)
 
Editorial Department
Ryan Condercuri .... post-production assistant
Xander Denke .... post-production
Derek Ellingson .... assistant editor
Derek Ellingson .... on-line editor
Sergey Gavrishkiv .... post-production
Brian Hayashi .... post-production
Sevan Mardirossian .... post-production
Dan Olsen .... assistant editor
Enzo Raee .... colorist
Will Raee .... colorist
 
Music Department
Paoula Abou-Jaoude .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Gregory Fein .... clearances
Sean Streeter .... studio stage manager
 
Thanks
Chris Albrecht .... special thanks
Peter Bernstein .... thanks
Bob Crestani .... special thanks
Conrad W. Denke .... special thanks (as Conrad Denke)
Greg Fields .... special thanks
Jean Firstenberg .... special thanks
John Lasseter .... special thanks
Jill Leiderman .... thanks
Aaron McNally .... thanks
Bob Newhart .... special thanks
Ginny Newhart .... special thanks
Randy Newman .... thanks
Tony Oppedisano .... special thanks (as Tony 'O' Oppedisano)
Darren Robertson .... thanks
Jennifer Ryan .... thanks
Jenniphur Ryan .... special thanks
Paul Shefrin .... special thanks
Jeff Sotzing .... special thanks
Don Turley .... thanks
Bob Zmuda .... special thanks
 

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Runtime:
USA:89 min
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Color:
Color | Black and White (archive footage)
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Did You Know?

Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): While Bobby Slayton lists the many shows Rickles appeared on in the 1960's, he names "Bewitched" (1964). Rickles never appeared on the show.See more »
Soundtrack:
The Yankee Doodle BoySee more »

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Great humour and a grand step away from all the crassness and vulgarity of modern humour, 22 February 2010

Mr. Warmth (Don Rickles) is in this world, but not of this world. His mind simply doesn't seem to comprehend things the way an average person would and his life is one long disaster because of this, getting himself into constant mishaps and far out, zany situations, which he is left to sort out on his own as he doesn't seem to mix with anyone and he insults his benefactors. But he never gives up and, despite the simplest of tasks being a constant struggle for him, applying his own zany methods of solving the problem always pays off for him in the end.

To look at the sorry state of modern humour, with all it's focus of farting and general vulgarity, you'd be forgiven for forgetting that a show like Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project was made at one time. There's nothing unsuitable going on here, just good, clean U rated humour of the type Jacky Mason and the like made in the 50s. And I find it just as laugh out loud funny now in my early 20s as I did when I was a young boy in the early 90s.

Although I can look at it a little deeper now and see there must be more to this character than than meets the eye. There must be a reason why he does things the way he does and things seem to keep going wrong for him. As others have noted, it looks like he may have a type of autism. In fact I'm so convinced about it that I really think were a professional psychologist to analyse him, I think Mr. Warmth could be the first famous, fictional character to be diagnosed with something like Asperger's Syndrome.

If you'd like to see some truly hilarious humour at it's very best before it all became obsessed with farting and vulgarity, then this would come highly recommended. Shows like Finding Nemo do work because it's well realised but it's really just as vulgar as the rest. Shows like this show were more restrained and civilised once, and hopefully we might start putting out this type of humour more again anytime soon.

Don Rickles is the first thought that will emerge when you think of comedy in Bollywood. Comedy has been a vital part of any movie and a lot of movies have been made only on comedy. Stars like Ashok Kumar was a natural comedian. In the past the entire movie would be a comedy and there were directors like Hrishikesh Mukherjee who were specialists in these kinds of movies. Then slowly comedy began taking a back seat and today comedy is only a part of the movie. At this time comedians like Josh Brolin, Asrani and Kadar Khan have made a mark for themselves.

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