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Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)

Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO.

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Robert B. Weide

Writers:

Larry David (creator), Larry David
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Alexander ... Jason Alexander
Larry Charles ... Himself
Carol Leifer ... Herself
Richard Lewis ... Richard Lewis
Rick Newman Rick Newman ... Himself
Glenn Padnick Glenn Padnick ... Himself
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Linda Bates Linda Bates ... HBO Production Team
Mark Beltzman ... Mourner
Cindy Caponera ... Wife's Friend
Julie Claire ... HBO Production Team
Donna Cooper ... HBO Receptionist
Ed Crasnick ... Larry's Suite Mate
Larry David ... Larry David
Jeff Garlin ... Jeff Greene
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Storyline

Larry David, co-creator and co-writer with Jerry Seinfeld of the Seinfeld series, decides to make a come-back to stand-up comedy. His agent, Jeff Greene, has even more ambitious plans - make a TV special of the occasion, including showing the planning behind the show. This is that TV special. Sort of. Written by grantss

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Comedy

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

17 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Larry David and HBO originally envisioned this as a one-time project, but it eventually became Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). While that series also has ad-libbed dialogue and (during the first 6 seasons) a similar visual style, it's not a mockumentary (the characters don't acknowledge the cameras) and Larry & Cheryl David don't have kids. See more »

Goofs

In one of his stand-up routines Larry compares the freedom, of an American married man and a Chinese single man contending that the Chinese man cannot leave his country. This is a common misconception. Chinese people were not and are not restricted from foreign travel beyond the general need to obtain a passport which requires is a process similar to other countries. See more »

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Larry: I'm wondering, uh, in case I break into some Spanish or french... may I use the familiar tu form with you people? Instead of usted? Because I think usted is gonna be a little too formal for this crowd. I feel already I've established the kind of rapport than I can, I can jump into the tu form with you! That quickly! I'm taking a tu liberty with you, I'm gonna use the tu form, and that's it! You can't talk me out of it. You know, Caesar used the tu form with Brutus, even after Brutus stabbed him...
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Crazy Credits

To add authenticity to this mockumentary, the credits don't list a writer (it was Larry David himself). See more »

Connections

Followed by Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000) See more »

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Frolic
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Composed by Luciano Michelini
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Absolutely Hilarious!
25 August 2004 | by shurnpSee all my reviews

I saw this special for the first time on the "Curb Your Enthusiasm" season one DVD. As an avid fan of "Seinfeld" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm" I was very excited to see the "prequel" to the HBO series. It did not disappoint. It was immediately obvious to me why HBO decided to pick up the series. It was absolutely hilarious! I can, however, see why Larry David was a failed stand-up comedian. His sense of humor is not for everyone, but if you are a fan, you will love this. People often talk about his offbeat sense of humor, but his facial expressions are also hilarious. There is one scene that I watched five times in a row and laughed so hard, I got a cramp in my side. I'd like to tell you more, but I don't want to give anything away. All I can say is ENJOY!


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