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Punchline (1988)

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Release Date
Sep 30, 1988 (USA)
DVD Release Date
 R1: Jul 9, 2002
 R2: 14 Jun 2004

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Running Time
2 hours, 8 minutes

Country USA

Studio Columbia Pictures

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Other Titles
• Punchline
• Punchline - Der Knalleffekt (1989)

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Genre: Drama, Comedy, Psychodrama, Showbiz, Satire

Tagline: Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.

Plot: Lilah Krytsick (Sally Field) is a New Jersey housewife and mother of three who has been told all her life that she is funny. Steven Gold (Tom Hanks) is a failed medical student whose natural comedic talent has allowed him to steal the spotlight at New York comedy club the Gas Station, thus keeping him from focusing on the other failures in his life. Lilah decides to follow her dreams and try her luck on the Gas Station stage, but her act falls flat. When she strikes up a friendship with bitter Steven, he helps her sharpen her comedy while she attempts to help him pull his chaotic life together. This unique comedy/drama features a strong supporting cast including John Goodman, Damon Wayans, and Paul Mazursky.

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 Directed by
David Seltzer
Lucas, Shining Through, Nobody's Baby
 Written by
David Seltzer
The Omen, The Omen, Omen III: The Final Conflict
Sally Field
Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire, Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde
Tom Hanks
Saving Private Ryan, Forrest Gump, The Green Mile
John Goodman
The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Monsters, Inc.
Mark Rydell
Hollywood Ending, The Long Goodbye, Havana
Damon Wayans
The Last Boy Scout, Roxanne, Look Who's Talking Too
Kim Greist
Brazil, Manhunter, Throw Momma from the Train
Paul Mazursky
Antz, Carlito's Way, 2 Days in the Valley
 Music By
Charles Gross
Turner & Hooch, Air America, A Family Thing

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