The King of Comedy Movie Trivia

The King of Comedy Trivia

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Film facts for the 1983 Drama movie starring Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Sandra Bernhard, Diahnne Abbott

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This film was Scorsese's second worst box office bomb in terms of revenue. His worst box office return was 'Last Temptation of Christ'.
Thanks to Nicholas Lindell
Originally, Milos Forman was interested in directing the script, but then dropped the project after being hired to direct "One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest".
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio has an unbilled bit part as a crowd extra.
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Director, Martin Scorsese, cameos as a TV director.
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My dad owned a Mercedes-Benz dealership and lent the movie a silver Mercedes 450sel. At 14 years old, I went to NYC and watched a scene being filmed with the car.

It was a scene that was deleted. The scene was Sandra driving down the street in the vehicle. The day after we got the car back after filming, it was stolen from our dealership lot.

I got to meet Scorsese, and Deniro. Never found the car. Also Deniro at my Dad's request, yelled at a body guard that put his brief case on the trunk potentially scratching the paint.
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Tony Randall makes a cameo appearance as a fill-in host for Jerry Langford.
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The film was shot in 1981, although not released until 1983.
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Catherine Scorsese, Martin Scorsese's mother, plays Rupert's mother.
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Charles Scorsese, Martin Scorsese's father, plays one of the bar patrons in the scene where Rupert enters the tavern where Rita works, to show her his monologue being broadcast on television.
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Cathy Scorsese, Martin Scorsese's daughter, plays a fan asking Rupert for his autography in a fantasy sequence.
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Also appearing in cameos are Dr. Joyce Brothers and Victor Borge.
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Liza Minnelli was originally in the movie, but her scenes were cut. She appears only as a life-size cardboard replica in Rupert's home. However, she is still listed in the end credits as one of the cast members.
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Diahnne Abbott, who plays Rita, was married to Robert De Niro at the time the movie was shot. She also appeared in "Taxi Driver" as a concessions clerk in a porno theater, and in "New York, New York" as a night club singer.
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Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, and Paul Simonon from English rock/punk band, 'The Clash', made a cameo in the film. They played the three street punks who hassled De Niro and Bernhard in the street. Scorcese and De Niro were both huge Clash fans and were regulars at their New York shows.

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There's often fake stuff floating round, y'know? -Like the 'ghost boy' that can allegedly be seen in "Three Men And A Baby".

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