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      Can You Hear the Laughter? The Story of Freddie Prinze

      1979 1h 40m Biography List
      Reviews 43% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Comic Freddie Prinze (Ira Angustain) stars in the TV series "Chico and the Man" until his 1977 suicide at age 22. Read More Read Less

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      Bill Hayden Gannett News Service This is a well-conceived film that manages to succeed both as biography and drama in its sensitive and understanding exploration of a performer who deserved success but was unable to cope with it. May 6, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member This is kind of a hard to find movie I think that I found this movie on a seedy website next to nothing, very cheap. I liked it, but my bf hated he liked the actors, not the story or a big fan of Freddie Prinze I am though. Alright movie if can find, it passes the time, based on the life of comedian Freddie Prinze in the 70's, his younger years, rise to fame and his tragic death. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Can you hear the laughter? Not really. Prinze packed in a lot of success in his young life but was really one of life's losers who was unable to control his demons. Who thinks playing Russian Roulette is funny? Eventually he shot himself. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review Audience Member His mom's book, Maria Pruetzel, is different, so with due respect, the movie is not all true. "Ms. Quixote Goes Country" does connect, not with Freddie's story, but with Freddie's essential truth. A lot of people, including many Puerto Ricans and Hispanics, do not understand that Puerto Ricans are a Gag Law chain gang. L.E. Vega, coming from an important Puerto Rican family, grew up witnessing such horrible truths, and like Freddie Prinze, rejected them. In his own way, even at the unconscious level, Freddie Sr., like L.E. Vega, was hounded because they are both feared as positive and healthy voices. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Audience Member You'll have to listen hard to hear any laughter (unless you enjoy Puerto Rican jokes) in this CBS tv movie on comedian Freddie Prinze, whose brief star was destroyed by a litany of drugs, irrational behaviour and depression. A bit of a lacklustre effort as Prinze's charisma does not come through. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Audience Member I've read this isn't an overly authentic biopic of Freddie Prinze. He comes across as a total drug abuser and hot head. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Comic Freddie Prinze (Ira Angustain) stars in the TV series "Chico and the Man" until his 1977 suicide at age 22.
      Director
      Burt Brinckerhoff
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 40m