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Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1993)

Ticked off comic Denis Leary talks honestly about subjects ranging from smoking, red meat, drugs, his family, rehab, and yes, cancer.

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Ted Demme

Writer:

Denis Leary
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Cast

Credited cast:
Denis Leary ... Himself
Chris Phillips ... Himself
Adam Roth ... Drummer
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Ticked off comic Denis Leary talks honestly about subjects ranging from smoking, red meat, drugs, his family, rehab, and yes, cancer.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, drug and sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Stereo

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The night of the show's taping, the crew set up but through some error gave the actors no access to the bathroom. Just before the show, Denis Leary had to take a shit badly, but had no way of getting to it. Chris Phillips took a look at the crowd and seeing no way to get Denis to the bathroom without making the audience believe the show had started, handed Denis a mop bucket and a roll of toilet paper, and sent him into a separate room backstage. (During a documentary on the show featured on the DVD, Denis was filmed pulling his pants down and squatting over the bucket.) See more »

Goofs

The Muppet character Big Bird (performed by Caroll Spinney) sang a quavering rendition of "(It's not easy) Bein' green" at Jim Henson's funeral, not Kermit the frog. See more »

Quotes

Denis Leary: You know what I'm gonna do? I'm gonna get myself a 1967 Cadillac El Dorado convertible. Hot pink! With whale-skin hubcaps and all leather cow interior and big brown baby seal eyes for headlights! Yeah! And I'm gonna drive around in that baby at 115 MPH, getting one mile per gallon, suckin' down Quarter-Pounder cheeseburgers from McDonalds in the old-fashioned non-biodegradable Styrofoam container and when I'm done suckin' down those grease-ball burgers, I'm gonna wipe my mouth with the American...
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Crazy Credits

Denis ends the show collapsing dead from a fake heart attack, then is seen laying there not moving all through the credits as everyone is leaving. See more »

Connections

References Little Caesar (1931) See more »

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One of the most poignant and hilarious comedy specials ever
21 June 2000 | by Quinoa1984See all my reviews

I never knew Denis Leary was a comic until I saw this special (I just thought he was a talented actor). Now I know he is a talented comic/actor. Here, he examines how the country has changed with drugs, rehab, more drugs, smoking, meat and many other things that show he is insane in his comedy. But he is also sincere when he talks about his son and his father (though I never laughed so hard at the thought of wood paneling). Great comedian, great fun, with a very memorable song to sing along with. A+


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