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The Electric Chair (1985)

Not Rated | | Drama, Comedy | 19 February 1985 (USA)
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Stand-up comic gets the shock of his life when somebody brings an electric chair on stage.

Director:

Mark Eisenstein

Writer:

Mark Eisenstein
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Cast

Credited cast:
Victor Argo ... Comic
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Dublin ... Mother
James Faivre James Faivre ... Larry the drummer
Tom Gannon Tom Gannon ... Man in Diner
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Stand-up comic gets the shock of his life when somebody brings an electric chair on stage.

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Live Execution! Live on Stage! See more »

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Drama | Comedy

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Bayonne, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo
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Harvey Keitel was originally slated to play the lead role, but had to bow out due to other commitments. Moreover, Keitel recommended to writer/director Mark Eisenstein to cast his good friend Victor Argo as the comic. See more »

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I Left My Heart in Newport City
By Tim Pankewicz
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A life lived, maybe not worth living.
17 January 2005 | by ehermo66See all my reviews

What can be said of a movie that most people have not seen but should? A film that could be called the Greatest Black Comedy Film of all time? Having seen this film in either 1989 or 1990, i wish I had a copy to show everyone what good acting and writing is all about. If you ever have the chance to see this film then you must go see it.

A stand-up comic does his routine that tells everyone what his life is like and how bad it is for him and everyone else. The writing in this movie hits too close to home to have been made up. While watching this movie, you wondered if what the stand-up comic is saying, has really happened to the people who made this film.

The title of the movie, "The Electric Chair" does appear at the end of the movie, and is used to great use. The 2 best lines I remember most vividly are: "God was Adam's pimp", and "Your wife runs off with your best friend, and you miss him". Someday I hope to have this film on home video, for the stand-up comic does a routine of life that is truly tragic.


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