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Kiss My Act (2001)

A modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac story among stand-up comics, with a bartender helping her much better-looking friend seem smart.

Director:

Duane Clark

Writer:

Kevin Hench
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Cast

Credited cast:
Camryn Manheim ... Samantha 'Sam' Berger
Scott Cohen ... Michael True
Alexondra Lee ... Jennie
John Catucci ... Comedy Club Host
Christopher Shyer ... Tommy
Wayne Federman ... Wayne Frommer
Fred Stoller
Phyllis Diller ... Herself
Pablo Francisco
Heath Hyche
Marlee Matlin ... Casey
Emanuel Arruda Emanuel Arruda ... Alan Stern, Talent Agent
Dabney Coleman ... Henry
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Boyd Banks ... Stand-Up Comic
Maggie Cassella ... Stand-Up Comic
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Storyline

Samantha Berger, a bartender in a New York comedy club, would like to do stand-up comedy herself, but fears hostility because she's fat; instead she writes material for others. When Jennie, who is attractive but not so smart, sees a career opportunity, Samantha helps Jennie pretend to have written the material herself... but the deception becomes more involved as matters turn to romance. Written by Anonymous

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She's the woman behind the woman behind the microphone.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

23 April 2001 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Last Laugh See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Like she does in the film, in real life Camryn Manheim once worked as a sign language interpreter at hospital delivery rooms; communicating with, and translating for the deaf. See more »

Quotes

Comedian: I can't believe they're making another Friday the 13th sequel. These kids are so easy to kill you could strangle one with a cordless phone.
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References NYPD Blue (1993) See more »

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Warm and touching TV movie
5 January 2008 | by lorenellroySee all my reviews

This is a reworking of Cyrano de Bergerac given a New York comedy club setting . Samantha is the Cyrano figure -a warm ,funny woman with a gift for witty one liners ,she is generous in spirit but also too generously proportioned for today's body obsessed culture .She works behind the bar in a comedy club and writes material for a pretty but vacuous would be comedienne named Jenny who passes off Samantha's material as being her own . Will she strike out on her own and find love with Michael -the talent spotter with whom she carries on a chat room flirtation while pretending to be Jenny -or carry on in her own comfort zone? See the movie and find out .Its got a good script,some nice performances especially from Carwyn Manheim as Samantha and Dabney Coleman as a veteran comic and her mentor Henry

Its not great but it is warm and amusing


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