The King of Comedy (1982)

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The King of Comedy
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TitleThe King of Comedy
Year1982
CountryUSA
GenreComedy (Movies)
Run Time1h 49 min
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Rupert Pupkin is a delusional and aspiring stand-up comedian trying to launch his career. After meeting Jerry Langford, a successful comedian and talk-show host, Rupert believes his “big break” has finally come. He attempts to book a spot on Langford’s show, but is continually rebuffed by his staff, particularly Cathy Long, and finally by Langford himself. Along the way, Rupert indulges in elaborate and obsessive fantasies in which he and Langford are colleagues and friends. Hoping to impress, Rupert invites a date, Rita, to accompany him when he shows up uninvited at Langford’s country home. When Langford returns home to find Rupert and Rita settling in, he angrily tells them to leave. Rupert continues brushing off Jerry’s dismissals and Rita’s urging until Jerry finally retorts that he had only told Rupert he could call him so Jerry would get rid of him. Bitterly vowing to work “50 times harder”, Rupert finally leaves.

Exhausted with rejection, Rupert hatches a kidnapping plot with the help of Masha, a fellow stalker similarly obsessed with Langford. As ransom, Rupert demands that he be given the opening spot on that evening’s episode of Langford’s show (guest hosted by Tony Randall) and that the show be broadcast in normal fashion. The network’s bosses, lawyers and the FBI agree to his demands, with the understanding that Langford will be released once the show airs. Between the taping of the show and the broadcast, Masha has her “dream date” with Langford, who is taped to a chair in her parents’ Manhattan townhouse. Langford convinces her to untie him under the disguise of seduction, at which time he seizes the gun, only to find it is a toy gun loaded with faulty pellets. He slaps Masha and flees downtown, where he angrily sees Rupert’s full stand-up routine on a series of television display sets.

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The King of Comedy
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Robert De Niro Robert De Niro
Rupert Pupkin
Jerry Lewis Jerry Lewis
Jerry Langford

Rupert Pupkin is a delusional and aspiring stand-up comedian trying to launch his career. After meeting Jerry Langford, a successful comedian and talk-show host, Rupert believes his “big break” has finally come. He attempts to book a spot on Langford’s show, but is continually rebuffed by his staff, particularly Cathy Long, and finally by Langford himself. Along the way, Rupert indulges in elaborate and obsessive fantasies in which he and Langford are colleagues and friends. Hoping to impress, Rupert invites a date, Rita, to accompany him when he shows up uninvited at Langford’s country home. When Langford returns home to find Rupert and Rita settling in, he angrily tells them to leave. Rupert continues brushing off Jerry’s dismissals and Rita’s urging until Jerry finally retorts that he had only told Rupert he could call him so Jerry would get rid of him. Bitterly vowing to work “50 times harder”, Rupert finally leaves.

Exhausted with rejection, Rupert hatches a kidnapping plot with the help of Masha, a fellow stalker similarly obsessed with Langford. As ransom, Rupert demands that he be given the opening spot on that evening’s episode of Langford’s show (guest hosted by Tony Randall) and that the show be broadcast in normal fashion. The network’s bosses, lawyers and the FBI agree to his demands, with the understanding that Langford will be released once the show airs. Between the taping of the show and the broadcast, Masha has her “dream date” with Langford, who is taped to a chair in her parents’ Manhattan townhouse. Langford convinces her to untie him under the disguise of seduction, at which time he seizes the gun, only to find it is a toy gun loaded with faulty pellets. He slaps Masha and flees downtown, where he angrily sees Rupert’s full stand-up routine on a series of television display sets.

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