Twentieth Century Fox | Release Date: February 18, 1983
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The King Of Comedy
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Summary: Academy Award Winner Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis and Sandra Bernhard give mesmerizing performances in this black comedy that explores the painfully high and often hilarious price of fame. Desperate to be a star, struggling stand-up comedian Rupert Pupkin (De Niro) enlists the aid of his fanatical friend Masha (Bernhard) to kidnap talk show host Jerry Langford (Lewis). The ransom? A guest spot for Pupkin. The results?Outrageous! THE KING OF COMEDY stands as Scorsese's prophetic masterpiece which confronts a celebrity culture that ''looks more disturbingly current with each passing year'' (Lucia Bozzola, All Movie Guide).
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