Punchline (1988)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.




  • Katie Rich in Punchline (1988)
  • Sally Field and Katie Rich in Punchline (1988)
  • Sally Field and Katie Rich in Punchline (1988)
  • Sally Field and Katie Rich in Punchline (1988)
  • Tom Hanks and Sally Field in Punchline (1988)
  • Tom Hanks in Punchline (1988)

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20 November 1998 | Philaura
| A "Must See Performance" by Hanks
Tom Hanks performs the "Singing in the Rain" umbrella/street dance number like you'd never imagine it could be. I loved him in this movie. Probably more than the vast majority of his others. His portrayal of an emotionally tormented and lost young man blessed with a tremendous and natural talent for comedy - dark as it may be - broke my heart. I wasn't crazy about Sally Fields as his leading lady - the match up just didn't work for me. But as individuals they were both excellent.

I would recommend it highly. It's not really a comedy as the title might suggest. It is, as I said dark, but with some very warm feelings about giving. I gave it an 8

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Release Date:

7 October 1988


English, Spanish, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

New York City, New York, USA

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$160,742 2 October 1988

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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