R | | Comedy, Drama
An unsuccessful comedian uncovers a family secret and learns the true price of letting inherent talent shine.
In a crucial mid-film scene Jack Parker (Lee Evans) appears at a small Blackpool nightclub as "Val Radio", performing a "dummy act". A Vaudeville term for an act where a comedian mimes in time to music or a recording. Jerry Lewis got his start ... ...
Tell me, of this list, which do you think is the odd one out? House... school... dog... cinema... church.
Jack Parker: Dog.
Steve Campbell: Good!
Jack Parker: 'Cause a dog wouldn't go to the cinema, would it?
Steve Campbell: Which of *these* is the odd one out... Malice... jealousy... greed... envy... and....
In the opening scene on the fishing boat, Lee Evans is shot at and dives into the water. The long shot shows the boat is stationary in the water, when it should be moving, according to the plot.
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