7.1/10
407
11 user 5 critic

Gilda Live (1980)

A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

Directors:

Mike Nichols, Lorne Michaels (uncredited)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Dr Jake Terrell, who has been training a pair of dolphins for many years, has had a breakthrough. He has taught his dolphins to speak and understand English, although they do have a limited... See full summary »

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: George C. Scott, Trish Van Devere, Paul Sorvino
The Fortune (1975)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Two bumbling hustlers in the 1920s attempt to gain the fortune of an heiress. Nothing will stop them, not even murder.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Stockard Channing, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A human-looking alien from a highly advanced but emotionless all-male society is sent to Earth to impregnate a woman and bring the child back to their planet. The alien ends up falling in love there. A suspicious FAA agent targets him.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Garry Shandling, Annette Bening, John Goodman
Biloxi Blues (1988)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A group of young recruits go through boot camp during the Second World War in Biloxi, Mississippi. From the play by Neil Simon.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Christopher Walken, Matt Mulhern
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Chronicling the lifelong sexual development of two men who meet and befriend one another in college.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Candice Bergen, Ann-Margret
Wit (TV Movie 2001)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A renowned professor is forced to reassess her life when she is diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Eileen Atkins
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A substance-addicted actress tries to look on the bright side even as she is forced to move back in with her mother to avoid unemployment.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Meryl Streep, Shirley MacLaine, Dennis Quaid
Heartburn (1986)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A husband and wife in their 30s decide to quit their jobs, live as free spirits and cruise America in a Winnebago.

Director: Albert Brooks
Stars: Albert Brooks, Julie Hagerty, Sylvia Farrel
Catch-22 (1970)
Comedy | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man is trying desperately to be certified insane during World War II, so he can stop flying missions.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Alan Arkin, Martin Balsam, Richard Benjamin
Wolf (1994)
Drama | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Publisher Will Randall becomes a werewolf and has to fight to keep his job.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.

Director: Mike Nichols
Stars: John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Kathy Bates
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Gilda Radner ... Herself / Various Characters
Don Novello ... Father Guido Sarducci
Paul Shaffer ... Don Kirshner / The Candy Slice Group
Nils Nichols Nils Nichols ... Roadie
Bob Christianson ... Audition scene pianist
Howard Shore ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
Diana Grasselli Diana Grasselli
Myriam Valle Myriam Valle ... (as Miriam Valle)
Maria Vidal Maria Vidal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Caruso ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
G.E. Smith ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
Edit

Storyline

A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Things like this only happen in the movies.


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1980 (USA) See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,261,507
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Broadway Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This was filmed at the same time as "The Blues Brothers", which created a conflict for Paul Shaffer. At the urging of Lorne Michaels, Shaffer chose to work on "Gilda: Live". His part in "The Blues Brothers" was given to Murphy Dunne and John Belushi is said to have remarked "Paul Shaffer is not a Blues Brother". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Bill Murray/Delbert McClinton (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Emily Litella
Written by Michael O'Donoghue
Performed by Gilda Radner
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
This was the First Saturday Night Live Movie
23 March 2017 | by Sober-FriendSee all my reviews

Gilda Live is a filmed version of the comedic one-woman show performance of Gilda Radner Live on Broadway. Originally titled Gilda Radner: Live From New York (renamed Gilda Live for the film debut), it had a steady success as a play but the movie itself and the record as well, both released in March 1980, were complete flops with critics and the public.

To me however I had no idea this film existed until HBO ran it in 1981. I do not know why Wikipedia states "The Film was a flop with Critics and audiences alike". If the public did not show up for the film then maybe its because "They had no idea at the time there was film to begin with".

Long before her death this film developed a cult following with not only "Saturday Night Live Fans" but other people as well. The film was readily available for years on VHS and was a popular rental. For some reason it took 12 years after the initial release of the DVD format that Warner Brothers finally released it on DVD.

Now when I first saw the film in 1981 I loved every minute of it. Now 37 years later the film is still funny. Most of the sketches hold up and you really see "Gilda at her best and what a hard show this was for her to do".

Even you are not a huge "Gilda Radner Fan" you will still find this funny. The pace of the film is quick and if you don't like one sketch it there will be another you will love.

I would highly recommend buying this film and passing it around to friends for them to watch. Trust me when Summer hits and SNL is in re-runs this is a valuable alternative.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed