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Billy Crystal: Don't Get Me Started - The Billy Crystal Special (1986)

In this parody of "Spinal Tap," a documentary film crew follows comic Billy Crystal as he prepares for a concert; the second half of the film is the actual concert itself.
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Credited cast:
Billy Crystal ... Himself / Fernando / Sammy Davis Jr / Buddy Young Jr
Rob Reiner ... Martin Di Bergi
Christopher Guest ... Chip Dimentebella
Eugene Levy ... Morty Arnold
Brother Theodore ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Jiménez José Jiménez ... Martini
Sye Mitchell Sye Mitchell
Marc Shaiman ... Himself - Piano


In this parody of "Spinal Tap," a documentary film crew follows comic Billy Crystal as he prepares for a concert; the second half of the film is the actual concert itself.

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9 August 1986 (USA) See more »

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On Location: Billy Crystal - Don't Get Me Started See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Morty Arnold: How are you feeling?
Brother Theodore: Well, I'm deeply depressed. All of the great leaders of the world are dead. Moses is dead, Buddha is dead, Gandhi is dead, and I'm not feeling so hot myself.
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References This Is Spinal Tap (1984) See more »

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A gem of comedic talent
8 December 2004 | by bva2332beatlesSee all my reviews

Always amazed me how many people love Spinal Tap, but know nothing of this (almost) sequel. Not the biggest Crystal fan, but the avenues for Sammy and Buddy Young make sense here, and the supporting cast is beyond funny. Chris Guest, you get the feeling, is a driving force behind any production, and Eugene Levy will be funny in his coffin!! Forget the second half, the actual concert performance, this Marty Dibergi yak-u-mentary contains great laughs from incredibly talented people, Crystal included. 'Fort Fun' and Sammy playing the pyramid game show are must comedy sees, and the Brother Theadore-Sammy Davis who's on first is one of the most surrealistic skit moments ever.

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