Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

R   |    |  Comedy, Drama


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The life of Buddy Young, a comic legend in flashbacks but an old man looking for work in the present.


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  • Josh Byrne and Ben Diskin in Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
  • Jason Marsden and Michael Weiner in Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
  • Billy Crystal and Julie Warner in Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
  • Josh Byrne and Ben Diskin in Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
  • Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night (1992)
  • Billy Crystal in Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

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21 June 2001 | lukacs
"It's not funny. It's not fun."
Billy Crystal is a self-indulgent ass. Every time Howard Stern plays the tape of Stuttering John asking when the sequel to this shipwreck is coming out, and Billy is heard to lose his cool, it reminds me how close in personality he is to Buddy Young. At least Jerry Lewis, who is similarly capable of hilarious self-importance, got the joke when he took the part in KING OF COMEDY. This will go down with Bill Murray's wrongheaded foray into Serious Acting in THE RAZOR'S EDGE and Robin Williams' continuing descent into self-parody as a cautionary tale for the ages: a comedian ought to laugh at himself as much as the audience laughs at him. Otherwise he's going to give us the filmic equivalent of Eddie Murphy's R&B albums, every time. When will they learn?

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Box Office

Budget:

$43,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,514,027 27 September 1992

Gross USA:

$13,351,357

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,351,357

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