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David Letterman's Holiday Film Festival (1985)



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Credited cast:
David Letterman ... Himself (segment "With My Own Eyes")
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charlie Drayton Charlie Drayton ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Christopher Guest ... Himself (segment "The Making Of You Wouldn't Believe Our World")
Clint Howard ... Himself (segment "But I'm Happy")
Ron Howard ... Himself (segment "But I'm Happy")
Neil Jason Neil Jason ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Steve Jordan ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Peter Jurasik ... Howie (segment, "But I'm Happy")
Michael Keaton ... Himself (segment "But I'm Happy")
Will Lee Will Lee ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Andrea Martin ... Herself (Segment "PMS")
Sid McGinnis Sid McGinnis ... Himself (segment "Dress Cool")
Michael McKean ... Himself (segment "The Making Of You Wouldn't Believe Our World")
Bette Midler ... Herself (segment "Angst on a Shoestring")
Catherine O'Hara ... Herself (segment "PMS")


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30 November 1985 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Michael Keaton's short film is about what he would possibly go through if he lost his fame and fortune. It includes a cameo of Ron Howard, who cast Keaton in his breakout role in Night Shift (1982) See more »


Spun-off from Late Night with David Letterman (1982) See more »


We Hide Our Pride
Written by Harry Shearer and Paul Shaffer
Performed by Michael McKean and Marcia Strassman
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ahhh,...back to the good old days when David Letterman used to be funny
10 March 2006 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

This special came out over 20 years ago, but I still laugh when I think about it! You see, unless you are an old codger like me, you don't realize that David Letterman and his show were once funny and original--not tired and dull like its become. And, in the early days they took a lot of chances. This was a home movie special where celebrities would bring in short movies they made for the show and they'd chat. It was really cute and well worth seeing--particularly the hilarious film by Michael Keaton where he discussed how his life is going downhill and he can't find work--even losing out in an audition for a horrible ad that featured the line "...I'd bit the head off any rat to get your business!!!". In the end, he lost it to a very slimy-looking Clint Howard. You really had to see it, but I doubt if it exists anywhere. What a shame.

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