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The Comic (1985)

In a future police state, a stand-up comic murders a competitor for a job, then gets mixed up with a stripper.


Richard Driscoll


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Steve Munroe Steve Munroe ... Sam Coex
Berderia Timini Berderia Timini ... Ann Coex (also as Berdia Timimi) (as Berdia Timimi)
Jeff Pirie Jeff Pirie ... Joey Myers (also as Jeff Perrier) (as Jeff Perrier)
Bernard Plant Bernard Plant ... Sam Clarke
Bob Flag Bob Flag ... Jim Malone
Vass Anderson Vass Anderson ... George Ellington
Simon Davies Simon Davies ... Compere
Gary Twomey Gary Twomey ... Inspector Trow
Joy Lale Joy Lale ... Vision
Eddie Blackstone Eddie Blackstone ... Mr. Bland
Gabe Cameron Gabe Cameron ... Eddie
Philip Hope Philip Hope ... Police Soldier 1
Eddie Dudzik Eddie Dudzik ... Police Soldier 2
Anna Simmons Anna Simmons ... Prostitute at Bar
Graham Anderson Graham Anderson ... Dead Man


In a future police state, a stand-up comic murders a competitor for a job, then gets mixed up with a stripper.

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Sometimes getting a laugh is murder See more »


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Komik See more »

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The Comic was originally financed by welsh miners and doctors. Also due to funding running out filmmaker John Eyres funded the film and then distributed on his UK video release. See more »


Featured in Grindhouse Nightmares (2017) See more »

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'The Comic'? It should have been called 'The Tragic'.
20 April 2002 | by haznaelSee all my reviews

When I picked up a copy of The Comic at a truck stop for $1, I expected a bad movie. But I never expected something this horrible. I thought it would be a trashy horror film with a comedian who murders people while telling lame jokes. The box said "He's a real cut-up!", suggesting such a movie. But instead of a campy horror film, we get a confusing, boring and pretentious foreign film that doesn't make the least bit of sense. It was a half-hour into the movie that I realized that it was in a post-apocolyptic future, and after that, it kept on jumping back and forth between flash-back and dream sequence, that I didn't know what in the blue hell was happening. I think the movie makers tried to put a bunch of symbolizm and meaning into many of scenes, but in a crappy film like this, it doesn't really matter at all. I almost fell asleep during this movie, and I love bad movies. Unless you like sitting through three hours of hellish tedium, don't watch The Comic.

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