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Summary Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

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Metascore Generally Favorable Based on 13 Critic Reviews
73
User Score Generally Favorable Based on 93 User Ratings
8.0
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Summary Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who craves his own privacy.

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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 13 Critic Reviews
73
69% Positive
9 Reviews
15% Mixed
2 Reviews
15% Negative
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Metascore
Generally Favorable Based on 13 Critic Reviews
73
69% Positive
9 Reviews
15% Mixed
2 Reviews
15% Negative
2 Reviews

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User Score
Generally Favorable Based on 93 User Ratings
8.0
88% Positive
82 Ratings
8% Mixed
7 Ratings
4% Negative
4 Ratings

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Generally Favorable Based on 93 User Ratings
8.0
88% Positive
82 Ratings
8% Mixed
7 Ratings
4% Negative
4 Ratings

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Production Company Embassy International Pictures
Release Date Feb 18, 1983
Duration 1 h 49 m
Rating PG
Tagline . . and when it's all over one of them won't be laughing
BAFTA Awards
• 1 Win & 5 Nominations
London Critics Circle Film Awards
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA
• 1 Win & 1 Nomination