R | | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A medical school dropout and a housewife/mom try to make it as stand-up comedians. They become friends and help each other out at an NYC comedy club.
Tom Hanks was attracted to the project because, though it was show business, it was a non-show-business type of film. Hanks said: "It appeared to me that the script was the most accurate attempt to portray the real life of stand-up comedians".
I've been coming down here for 18 months. 18 months! And I have not missed a night. I take the money that my father sends me and I pay for a shrink, and I buy groceries. Now I owe my shrink, and I'm behind in my rent. My roommate's a bastard - he's ...
When Steven and Lilah are riding the #7 subway, the Manhattan terminus of the line is shown as Lexington Ave. The actual terminus should be 42nd St./ Times Square.
English, Spanish, French
$160,742 2 October 1988