The King of Comedy
Dir. Martin Scorsese. 1982, 109 mins. 35mm. With Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard. Shot entirely on location in New York, Scorsese’s trenchant satire about fandom and the pursuit of fame features Robert De Niro as Rupert Pupkin, a delusional aspiring comic who enlists an overzealous fan in his deranged scheme to kidnap a talk-show host, played by Jerry Lewis.
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