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The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.

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  • Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 7 wins & 10 nominations.
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Lenny Bruce
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Honey Bruce
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Sally Marr
Stanley Beck ...
Artie Silver
Frankie Man ...
Baltimore Comic
Rashel Novikoff ...
Aunt Mema
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Sherman Hart
Guy Rennie ...
Jack Goldstein
Michele Yonge ...
Nurse
Kathryn Witt ...
Girl (as Kathie Witt)
Monroe Myers ...
Hawaiin Judge
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John Santi
Mickey Gatlin ...
San Francisco Policeman
Martin Begley ...
San Francisco Judge
Mark Harris ...
Defense Attorney
Richard Friedman ...
San Francisco Prosecutor
Lee Sandman ...
2nd San Francisco Judge
Jack Nagle ...
Rev. Mooney
Phil Philbin ...
New York Plainclothesman
Bruce McLaughlin ...
New York Judge
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New York Attorney (as Theodore Sorel)
Clarence Thomas ...
New York Attorney
Mike Murphy ...
New York Prosecutor
Susan Malnik ...
Kitty - age 12
George DeWitt ...
Comic (as George de Witt)
Judy LaScala ...
Chorus Girl
Don Newsome ...
Connection
Allison Goldstein ...
Kitty - age 1
Winston Lee ...
Chinese Waiter
Bridghid Glass ...
Kitty - age 2
Joe Mencel ...
Court Reporter
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Court Clerk (as Ric O'Feldman)
Beth Challis ...
Club Owner
Robert Parsons ...
Chicago Plainclothesman
Cecil Seay ...
Chicago Plainclothesman
Bob Collins ...
New York Assistant DA
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Ardell ...
Catskills Orchestra Member (uncredited)
Bud Atchison ...
New York Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Rod Ball ...
Man in Audience of Cellar Club (uncredited)
Molly Bandes ...
Lady in Los Angeles Audience (uncredited)
Alfred Barney ...
(uncredited)
Lynette Bernay ...
Girl in Dressing Room (uncredited)
William Boone ...
(uncredited)
Buddy Boylan ...
Marty (uncredited)
Daniel Burger ...
First Cellar Club Band (uncredited)
Anthony Caruso ...
Catskills Orchestra Member (uncredited)
Tom Chamberlain ...
San Francisco Policeman (uncredited)
Rufus Cleare Jr. ...
Second Cellar Club Band (uncredited)
Jimmy Crawford ...
Second Cellar Club Band (uncredited)
Edward Crocetti ...
(uncredited)
Joey Dano ...
Baltimore Strip Club Band Member (uncredited)
Aldo DeMeo ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
Lewis DiMartino ...
Catskills Orchestra Member (uncredited)
Cindy Embers ...
Opening Stripper (uncredited)
Andy William Fischer ...
Duffy's Strip Club Band (uncredited)
William Flannigan ...
Catskills Orchestra Member (uncredited)
Belle Flower ...
Babysitter (uncredited)
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The Interviewer (uncredited) (voice)
Turnip Green ...
(uncredited)
Sherry Greene ...
Girl in Dressing Room (uncredited)
Gerald Guidice ...
Catskills Orchestra Member (uncredited)
Jeffrey Holck ...
(uncredited)
Phyllis Hyman ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Diego Iborra ...
Baltimore Strip Club Band Member (uncredited)
Jay W. Jensen ...
Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
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New York Court Clerk (uncredited)
Myrtle Jones ...
Second Cellar Club Band (uncredited)
David Light ...
Duffy's Strip Club Band (uncredited)
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Nightclub Customer (uncredited)
Sonny Mange ...
Catskills Orchestra Member (uncredited)
Larry Mark ...
Humiliated Customer (uncredited)
Ben Marks ...
Duffy's Strip Club Band (uncredited)
Lee Martin ...
Duffy's Strip Club Band (uncredited)
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Marine Private (uncredited)
John Henry McCarthy ...
Man in Cellar Club (uncredited)
Norbert Mogwitz ...
Club Charles Band Member (uncredited)
Eugene Monahan ...
Los Angeles Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Paul Martino Musenga ...
First Cellar Club Band (uncredited)
Onyx ...
Stripper (uncredited)
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Man in Audience of Cellar Club (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ...
Hunter (uncredited)
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Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Jeannie Parker ...
Lady in Los Angeles Audience (uncredited)
Leonard Perna ...
First Cellar Club Band (uncredited)
Paula Plyler ...
Truth Girl (uncredited)
William Richko ...
Catskills Orchestra Member (uncredited)
Richard F. Rose ...
Second Cellar Club Band (uncredited)
Ted Rosen ...
Club Charles Band Member (uncredited)
Joseph Santaniello ...
(uncredited)
Jack Savage ...
Man in Chicago Audience (uncredited)
Lonnie Sintow ...
Woman in Chicago Audience (uncredited)
Kim St. Leon ...
Girl in Dressing Room (uncredited)
Rita Turner ...
Stripper (uncredited)
Charles Victor ...
Club Charles Band Member (uncredited)
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Hunter (uncredited)
Zorita ...
Nightclub Owner (uncredited)
Lillian Zuckerman ...
Nightclub Patron (uncredited)

Directed by

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Bob Fosse

Written by

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Julian Barry ... (play)
 
Julian Barry ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Robert Greenhut ... associate producer
David V. Picker ... executive producer (as David Picker)
Marvin Worth ... producer

Music by

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Ralph Burns

Cinematography by

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Bruce Surtees

Film Editing by

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Alan Heim

Editorial Department

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Jonathan Pontell ... assistant editor
Irving Rathner ... negative cutter
Trudy Ship ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Marion Dougherty
Beverly McDermott

Production Design by

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Joel Schiller

Set Decoration by

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Nicholas J. Romanac ... (as Nicholas Romanak)

Costume Design by

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Albert Wolsky

Makeup Department

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William A. Farley ... hair stylist
Romaine Greene ... hair stylist
Robert Laden ... makeup artist (as Bob Laden)

Production Management

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Neil A. Machlis ... unit manager
Robert Greenhut ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Douglas Green ... first assistant director
Thomas Lofaro ... second assistant director (as Tommy Lofaro)
Ted Zachary ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Dennis J. Parrish ... property master
Larry Goodwin Sr. ... set dresser (uncredited)
Charles Guanci ... props (uncredited)
Paul Schwendel ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Dennis Maitland ... sound
Ed Rothkowitz ... sound assistant
Dick Vorisek ... sound re-recordist (as Richard Vorisek)
Scott Warren ... projectionist
Katherine Wenning ... sound editing supervisor
Norman Hollyn ... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
William Johnson ... boom operator (uncredited)
Mel Zelniker ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Marc Mercury ... stunt rigger

Camera and Electrical Department

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Charles Holmes ... gaffer
Michael McGowan ... assistant camera
Billy Simpson ... key grip
Roland 'Ozzie' Smith ... camera operator (as Roland Ozzie Smith)
John Winner ... assistant camera
Guy Del Russo ... electrician (uncredited)
Vinnie Gerardo ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Tony Gulliver ... still photographer (uncredited)
Perry A. Jones ... grip (uncredited)
Dick LaViolette ... grip (uncredited)
John McGowan ... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Pergola ... camera operator (uncredited)
Bill Swan ... best boy (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Lynette Bernay ... casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Diana Bernay ... costumer
Michael J. Harte ... costumer

Location Management

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Selma Brown ... location auditor

Music Department

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Ralph Burns ... music supervisor

Script and Continuity Department

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Nicholas Sgarro ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Fred Toledo ... transportation captain
Don Howell ... teamster (uncredited)
Allan McGovern ... teamster (uncredited)

Additional Crew

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Honey Bruce Friedman ... advisor to producer (as Honey Bruce)
Kitty Bruce ... advisor to producer
Michael Butler ... producer: original stage production
Gail Geibel ... production secretary
Neil R. Lipes ... production assistant
Frank Majerski ... cinemobile technician
Sally Marr ... advisor to producer
Lawrence Schiller ... material supplier
Peter J. Silbermann ... unit publicist
G.C. Brown ... representative: U.A. (uncredited)
Karen Gilbert ... personal assistant: Bob Fosse, pre-production (uncredited)
Patti James ... secretary (uncredited)
Larry Mark ... production assistant (uncredited)
Douglas E. Stoll ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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John G. Ferris ... acknowledgment (as Chief Judge John G. Ferris)
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Interview-style biography of controversial and pioneering stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce. The film traces Bruce from his beginnings as a Catskills comic to his later underground popularity based on his anti-establishment politics and his scatological humor. Written by Scott Renshaw

Plot Keywords
Taglines Lenny's Time Has Finally Come! See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Лени (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Ленни (Russia)
  • Leni (Serbia)
  • Λένι ο βρομόστομος (Greece)
  • レニー・ブルース (Japan, Japanese title)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia The scene in which Lenny does his act in a raincoat, near the end of the film, came from a real-life show that a student tape-recorded and sent to Dustin Hoffman. Lenny's lines are directly from the tape. See more »
Goofs During the movie's opening monologue, Lenny says that it's 1964 and then references the MDA Telethon, which debuted in 1966. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Precious Images (1986). See more »
Soundtracks It Never Entered My Mind See more »
Quotes Lenny Bruce: What's the worst thing you can say to anybody? ''Fuck you, mister!'' That's really weird, because if l wanted to hurt you, l should say, ''Unfuck you, mister'' Because ''fuck you'' is really nice, man.
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