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Call Me Lucky (2015)

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Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you've probably never heard of him. But once ... See full summary »

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Bobcat Goldthwait
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Credited cast:
Barry Crimmins ... Himself
Jack Gallagher Jack Gallagher ... Himself
Martin Olson Martin Olson ... Himself
Steve Sweeney Steve Sweeney ... Himself
David Cross ... Himself
Patton Oswalt ... Himself
Steven Wright ... Himself
Marc Maron ... Himself
Margaret Cho ... Herself
Baratunde Thurston Baratunde Thurston ... Himself
Randy Credico Randy Credico ... Himself
Lenny Clarke ... Himself
Kevin Rooney Jr. Kevin Rooney Jr. ... Himself
Tom Kenny ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joyce Brabner Joyce Brabner ... Herself
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Barry Crimmins is pissed. His hellfire brand of comedy has rained verbal lightning bolts on American audiences and politicians for decades, yet you've probably never heard of him. But once you've experienced Bobcat Goldthwait's brilliant character portrait of him and heard Crimmins's secret, you will never forget him. From his unmistakable bullish frame came a scathingly ribald stand-up style that took early audiences by force. Through stark, smart observation and judo-like turns of phrase, Crimmins's rapid-fire comedy was a war on ignorance and complacency in '80s America at the height of an ill-considered foreign policy. Crimmins discusses another side of his character, revealing in detail a dark and painful past that inspired his life-changing campaign of activism in the hope of saving others from a similar experience. Interviews with comics like Margaret Cho and Marc Maron illustrate Crimmins's love affair with comedy and his role in discovering and supporting the development of ...

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7 August 2015 (USA) See more »

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Называй меня Счастливчиком See more »

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Barry Crimmins: We have to have enough guts, to open up our ears, and to open up our hearts; to listen, look, watch, believe and testify - about what really happens to innocence in this world. We have to take care of innocence in this world. And we have to be brave enough to stand up and tell the truth about what happens to innocence in this world. So, tell the truth, tell everyone the truth, tell anyone the truth. Because your lives depend on it. My life depends on it. And people who really can't be heard - ...
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Barry Crimmins demons exorcised masterfully by Bobcat Goldthwait in this powerful documentary!
23 August 2015 | by lushuslollygagginsSee all my reviews

As a angrily aware sarcastic survivor of violence myself, the daughter of an alcoholic incest victim, the sister of an addicted abused child, a lifelong fan of achingly honest comedy, and as the parent of a boy named Lenny Bruce; my most sincere THANK YOU to everyone involved in the creation of this fantastic film! I laughed, snorted, cried, & cursed. A special debt of gratitude to Barry himself for being our laughing lighthouse; may we all steer towards his in the know glow. I firmly believe that the vast majority of us fiercely funny f**ks are genetically descended from the watchers, born here to witness and testify to the atrocities of soulless slaves. There isn't one person alive who shouldn't see this flick...TWICE!


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