4.6/10
389
5 user

A Stand Up Guy (2016)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 9 February 2016 (USA)
Trailer
1:57 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $4.99 (HD) on Prime Video

A low-level mobster takes a stab at stand-up comedy while in the Witness Protection Program.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Furlough (2018)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When an inmate is granted one weekend out of prison to see her dying mother, a rookie correction officer struggles to keep her under control.

Director: Laurie Collyer
Stars: Melissa Leo, Tessa Thompson, Edgar Ramírez
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A retired film star's wedding to her fourth husband brings chaos when their families (and her ex-husband) show up for the festivities.

Director: Damian Harris
Stars: Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Patrick Stewart
Drama | Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Based on the novel THE SCENT OF RAIN & LIGHTNING by Nancy Pickard. When a young woman learns her parents' killer has been released from jail, she is forced to revisit old wounds while ... See full summary »

Director: Blake Robbins
Stars: Maggie Grace, Maika Monroe, Justin Chatwin
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A young American couple in love, Michael (Shawn Lock) and Olivia (María Gabriela de Faría) vacation in Baja, but things take a frightening turn when Olivia is kidnapped by a drug dealer, ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Zirilli
Stars: Shawn Lock, Paulina Gaitan, Tom Sizemore
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young woman with Asperger's tries to find her first boyfriend with a little help from her older sister.

Director: William Sullivan
Stars: Louisa Krause, Gabriel Ebert, Eliza Dushku
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two estranged brothers find themselves stalked by a terrifying unknown presence while on a weekend hunting trip in remote British Columbia.

Director: Tim Brown
Stars: Robin Dunne, Dan Payne, Daniel Cudmore
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

What makes a woman swipe right for Mr. Wrong? Sofía Vergara and Whitney Cummings star in this fresh, witty look at the science behind our romantic missteps.

Director: Whitney Cummings
Stars: Whitney Cummings, Toby Kebbell, Beanie Feldstein
Coffee Town (2013)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A website manager enlists the help of his two friends in order to convince the owners of his favorite coffee shop -- which doubles as his office -- not to turn their business into a bar.

Director: Brad Copeland
Stars: Adrianne Palicki, Jake Johnson, Glenn Howerton
Results (2015)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Two mismatched personal trainers' lives are upended by the actions of a new, wealthy client.

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Stars: Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan
The Forgiven (2017)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

After the end of Apartheid, Archbishop Desmond Tutu meets with a brutal murderer seeking redemption.

Director: Roland Joffé
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Eric Bana, Jeff Gum
Parallels I (2015)
Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths.

Director: Christopher Leone
Stars: Mark Hapka, Jessica Rothe, Eric Jungmann
Kid Cannabis (2014)
Biography | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

An eighteen year old high school drop out and his twenty-seven year old friend start trafficking marijuana across the border of Canada in order to make money and their lives are changed forever.

Director: John Stockwell
Stars: Jonathan Daniel Brown, Kenny Wormald, Aaron Yoo
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Sammy
... Vicky
... Sal
... Dom
... Manny
... Maria
... Marshal
... Maddison
... Frank
... The Host- Ian Cams
... Uncle Pat
... Tricia
... Bob
... Earl
... Mel
Edit

Storyline

Sammy Lagucci is a lovable loser who just wants to do right by his daughter. When he finds out the gangsters he runs with are planning to take him out, he enters the Witness Protection program to protect himself and his family. Going from The Big Apple to a small town in Wisconsin gets him down at first, but on a dare he does an impromptu stand-up comedy routine and finds he has a knack for it. His act goes viral, and what should be a blessing turns into a curse when his newfound fame gets the attention of the mob.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Hiding from the mob has never been a laughing matter. Until now.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 February 2016 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Standup Guy  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The truck they take to the TV taping has a Wisconsin license plate on the front and a New York license plate on the back. See more »

Soundtracks

Now You Know My Name
Written, Produced and Performed by Taylor McLam and Jay Della Valle
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Better than expected
2 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

I have to say, I never expected this to be even watchable but was pleasantly surprised by the writing and quirk quotient. The lead, unknown to me, was decent enough and the cast proved to be very entertaining. The narrative isn't anything too unique (fish out of water succeeds), but the story is engaging enough to make you care about the protagonist and stick with it. The payoff to me are mostly the scenes with Michael Rapaport and Jay R. Ferguson who bring a hilarious bizarro edge to the story. One thing this film deserved was a better ending, not to give anything away, but it is fairly anticlimactic.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page