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Thumbnail for The King of Comedy (1982) The King of Comedy (1982)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 77
Category: Comedy, Crime, DramaNotable as: Black comedy, Award-Winning WorkSub-Category: Black comedy, Comedy, DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 101 - 109 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesFilming location: New York CityDirector: Martin ScorseseScreenwriter: Paul D. ZimmermanMusic: Robbie RobertsonCinematography: Fred SchulerStars: Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Hack, Ed Herlihy, Lou Brown, Loretta Clemens Tupper, Peter Potulski Producer: Arnon MilchanStudio: 20th Century Fox, Regency EnterprisesAwards won: BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay (Paul D. Zimmerman)
London Film Critics Circle Award for Film of the Year (Martin Scorsese)
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (Sandra Bernhard)
Award nominations: BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
BAFTA Award for Best Editing
BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay
NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture
National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Award details: (details at IMDb)
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The King of Comedy is an American black comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Jerry Lewis and directed by Martin Scorsese. The subject of the movie is celebrity worship and the American media culture. It was released on February 18, 1983 in the United States by 20th Century Fox.


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