- Rated: R
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 2 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: July 9, 2002
- Originally Released: 1988
- Label: Sony Pictures
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.85
- Dolby Digital Surround - English
- Dolby Digital Surround - French
- Interactive Features:
- Scene Selection
- Interactive Menus
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Premiere - 11/01/1994
"...Hanks stands and delivers with a poignant and insightful turn..."
Los Angeles Times - 09/30/1988
"...Bold, sneaky, brilliant..."
USA Today - 03/24/1989
"Hanks is a standout again..."
A behind-the-scenes look at the serious world of stand-up comedy. The film focuses on two aspiring comedians: Steven Gold and Lilah Krytsick. The irresponsible Steven, a former med student, takes all his self-loathing and cynicism and channels them into his routines. Housewife Lilah, by contrast, can't seem to fulfill her dreams of making people laugh. When Steven takes the novice under his wing, her comedic timing slowly begins to develop -- as does a romance between the two...
New York City |
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- Additional cast (stand-up comics): Pam Matteson, Barry Neikrug, Angel Salazar, Joycee Katz, Mac Robbins, Max Alexander, Paul Kozlowski, Marty Pollio.