Ratings

TMDB Rating 5.4
IMDB Rating 5.8
RottenTomatoes Rating 56%

Financials

Revenue: $21,032,267

Budget: $15,000,000

Profit: + $6,032,267


Movie Details

Tag Line: Dying is easy. Comedy is hard.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 5

Release Date: Oct 7, 1988

Rating: R

Run Time: 2h 03m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Columbia Pictures


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Synopsis

Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah develop her stage act. Despite the objections of her family and some very wobbly beginnings, Lilah improves, and soon she finds herself competing with Steven for a coveted television spot.


Main Cast

Sally Field

Sally Field

Lilah Krytsick

Age : 73 | Popularity : 13%

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Steven Gold

Age : 63 | Popularity : 100%

John Goodman

John Goodman

John Krytsick

Age : 67 | Popularity : 18%

Mark Rydell

Mark Rydell

Romeo

Age : 86 | Popularity : 7%

Kim Greist

Kim Greist

Madeline Urie

Age : 61 | Popularity : 9%

Paul Mazursky

Paul Mazursky

Arnold

Age : 84 | Popularity : 5%

Damon Wayans

Damon Wayans

Percy

Age : 59 | Popularity : 13%

Taylor Negron

Taylor Negron

Albert Emperato

Age : 57 | Popularity : 10%


Crew

Department Role Name
Production Casting
Jackie Burch
Jackie Burch
Producer
Daniel Melnick
Daniel Melnick
Michael I. Rachmil
Michael I. Rachmil
Associate Producer
Jim Van Wyck
Jim Van Wyck
Jerry A. Baerwitz
Jerry A. Baerwitz
Janice Yarbrough
Janice Yarbrough
Art Production Design
Jackson De Govia
Jackson De Govia
Art Direction
John R. Jensen
John R. Jensen
Set Decoration
Peg Cummings
Peg Cummings
Directing Director
David Seltzer
David Seltzer
Writing Writer
David Seltzer
David Seltzer
Editing Editor
Bruce Green
Bruce Green
Camera Director of Photography
Reynaldo Villalobos
Reynaldo Villalobos
Costume & Make-Up Makeup Artist
Lee Harman
Lee Harman
Hairstylist
Kaye Pownall
Kaye Pownall
Sound Music
Charles Gross
Charles Gross
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