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  • The King of Comedy (1982)
  • PG
    109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
The King of Comedy (1982)
PG
109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Rupert Pupkin is a passionate yet unsuccessful comic who craves nothing more than to be in the spotlight and to achieve this, he stalks and kidnaps his idol to take the spotlight for himself.
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Feb 18, 1983 (United States)

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81 cast members
Name Known for
Robert De Niro
Rupert Pupkin Rupert Pupkin   See fewer
Jerry Lewis
Jerry Langford Jerry Langford   See fewer
Diahnne Abbott
Rita Keane Rita Keane   See fewer
Ed Herlihy
Ed Herlihy Ed Herlihy   See fewer
Lou Brown
Band Leader Band Leader   See fewer
Loretta Tupper
Stage Door Fan Stage Door Fan   See fewer
Peter Potulski
Stage Door Fan Stage Door Fan   See fewer
Vinnie Gonzales
Stage Door Fan Stage Door Fan   See fewer
Whitey Ryan
Stage Door Guard Stage Door Guard   See fewer
Doc Lawless
Chauffeur Chauffeur   See fewer
Marta Heflin
Young Girl Young Girl   See fewer
Katherine Wallach
Autograph Seeker Autograph Seeker   See fewer
Charles Kaleina
Autograph Seeker Autograph Seeker   See fewer
Richard Baratz
Caricaturist Caricaturist   See fewer
Catherine Scorsese
Rupert's Mom (voice) Rupert's Mom (voice)   See fewer
Cathy Scorsese
Dolores Dolores   See fewer
Chuck Low
Man in Chinese Restaurant (as Chuck L. Low) Man in Chinese Restaurant (as Chuck L. Low)   See fewer
Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli (credit only) Liza Minnelli (credit only)   See fewer
Leslie Levinson
Roberta Posner Roberta Posner   See fewer
Alan Potashnick
Man at Telephone Man at Telephone   See fewer
Michael Kolba
Man at Telephone Man at Telephone   See fewer
Robert Colston
Man at Telephone Man at Telephone   See fewer
Ramon Rodriguez
Man at Telephone Man at Telephone   See fewer
Chuck Coop
Man at Telephone Man at Telephone   See fewer
Sel Vitella
Man at Telephone Man at Telephone   See fewer
Margo Winkler
Receptionist Receptionist   See fewer
Tony Boschetti
Mr. Gangemi Mr. Gangemi   See fewer
Shelley Hack
Cathy Long Cathy Long   See fewer
Mick Jones
Street Scum Street Scum   See fewer
Joe Strummer
Street Scum Street Scum   See fewer
Paul Simonon
Street Scum (as Paul Simmion) Street Scum (as Paul Simmion)   See fewer
Kosmo Vinyl
Street Scum Street Scum   See fewer
Ellen Foley
Street Scum Street Scum   See fewer
Pearl Harbour
Street Scum Street Scum   See fewer
Gary Salter
Street Scum Street Scum   See fewer
Jerry Baxter-Worman
Street Scum Street Scum   See fewer
Don Letts
Street Scum (as Dom Letts) Street Scum (as Dom Letts)   See fewer
Matt Russo
Cabbie Cabbie   See fewer
Thelma Lee
Woman in Telephone Booth Woman in Telephone Booth   See fewer
Joyce Brothers
Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers) Dr. Joyce Brothers (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)   See fewer
George Kapp
Mystery Guest Mystery Guest   See fewer
Victor Borge
Victor Borge Victor Borge   See fewer
Ralph Monaco
Raymond Wirtz Raymond Wirtz   See fewer
Rob-Jamere Wess
Security Guard Security Guard   See fewer
Kim Chan
Jonno Jonno   See fewer
Frederick De Cordova
Bert Thomas (as Fred De Cordova) Bert Thomas (as Fred De Cordova)   See fewer
Edgar J. Scherick
Wilson Crockett Wilson Crockett   See fewer
Thomas M. Tolan
Gerrity Gerrity   See fewer
Ray Dittrich
Giardello Giardello   See fewer
Richard Dioguardi
Captain Burke Captain Burke   See fewer
Jay Julien
Langford's Lawyer Langford's Lawyer   See fewer
Harry J. Ufland
Langford's Agent (as Harry Ufland) Langford's Agent (as Harry Ufland)   See fewer
Scotty Bloch
Crockett's Secretary Crockett's Secretary   See fewer
Jim Lyness
Ticket Taker Ticket Taker   See fewer
Bill Minkin
Clarence McCabe Clarence McCabe   See fewer
Diane Rachell
McCabe's Wife McCabe's Wife   See fewer
Dennis Mulligan
Plainclothesman Plainclothesman   See fewer
Tony Devon
Plainclothesman Plainclothesman   See fewer
Peter Fain
Plainclothesman Plainclothesman   See fewer
Michael F. Stodden
Plainclothesman Plainclothesman   See fewer
Gerard Murphy
Plainclothesman (as Jerry Murphy) Plainclothesman (as Jerry Murphy)   See fewer
Jimmy Raitt
Stage Manager Stage Manager   See fewer
Martin Scorsese
TV Director TV Director   See fewer
Tony Randall
Tony Randall Tony Randall   See fewer
Charles Scorsese
First Man at Bar First Man at Bar   See fewer
Mardik Martin
Second Man at Bar Second Man at Bar   See fewer
Bill Jorgensen
Newsman (voice) (as William Jorgensen) Newsman (voice) (as William Jorgensen)   See fewer
Marvin Scott
Newsman (voice) Newsman (voice)   See fewer
Chuck Stevens
Newsman (voice) Newsman (voice)   See fewer
William Litauer
Newsman (voice) Newsman (voice)   See fewer
Jeff David
Announcer (voice) Announcer (voice)   See fewer
Allan Baker
Audience Member (uncredited) Audience Member (uncredited)   See fewer
Diane Baldessari
Office Assistant (uncredited) Office Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
Margaret Mary Briggs
Girlfriend at Bar (uncredited) Girlfriend at Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
Mark Heenehan
Joe - Talk Show Stagehand (uncredited) Joe - Talk Show Stagehand (uncredited)   See fewer
Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio
Extra in crowd scene (uncredited) Extra in crowd scene (uncredited)   See fewer
William G. Schilling
Man on Street (uncredited) Man on Street (uncredited)   See fewer
Mike Tremont
Talk Show Contestant (uncredited) Talk Show Contestant (uncredited)   See fewer
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