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      Punchline

      1988, Comedy/Drama, 2h 3m

      20 Reviews 5,000+ Ratings

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      Movie Info

      Lilah Krytsick (Sally Field) is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold (Tom Hanks) 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.

      • Rating: R

      • Genre: Comedy, Drama

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: David Seltzer

      • Producer: Daniel Melnick, Michael I. Rachmil

      • Release Date (Theaters):  original

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $20.3M

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      • Distributor: Columbia Pictures

      • Production Co: Fogwood Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation

      • Sound Mix: Surround

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      • Apr 06, 2013

        do not expect laughs! the cast are good and after some reflection you can appreciate it for what it is which is a case study of two budding stand up performers who arent far off of crossing the line between amatuer and professional with a couple of sub plots involving family life and a twisted attraction of one to the other

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      • May 27, 2011

        David Seltzer, could written much better Punchline. Unfortunately, he don't did that. Still, continue being a interesting view of stand-up comedy world.

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      • Sep 06, 2010

        Two great actors, one boring, predictable, unfunny script about comedians who fall in love. This movie could have been way better.

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      • Jul 06, 2009

        Sally Field as a stand-up comic? I don't think so...

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