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The King of Comedy (1982)

PG
109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin attempts to achieve success in show business by stalking his idol, a late night talk-show host who just craves his privacy.
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$ 20,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 137,624
Gross (USA)
$ 2,536,242
Gross (World)
$ 2,536,242
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Release date
Feb 18, 1983 (United States)

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Robert De Niro
Rupert Pupkin Rupert Pupkin   See fewer
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Jerry Lewis
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Diahnne Abbott
Rita Keane Rita Keane   See fewer
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Ed Herlihy
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Lou Brown
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Loretta Tupper
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Peter Potulski
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Vinnie Gonzales
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Whitey Ryan
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Doc Lawless
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Marta Heflin
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Katherine Wallach
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Charles Kaleina
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Richard Baratz
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Catherine Scorsese
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Chuck Low
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Leslie Levinson
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Alan Potashnick
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Michael Kolba
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Robert Colston
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Ramon Rodriguez
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Chuck Coop
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Sel Vitella
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Margo Winkler
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7.8 / 10 | 65,085 votes