Mr. Saturday Night (1992)

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Critic Consensus: Billy Crystal's flawed directorial debut can't seem to decide whether it wants the viewer to love its protagonist or hate him, but it features fine work from Crystal and his co-stars.


Movie Info

Comedian Billy Crystal made his directorial debut with this biography of fictional comedian Buddy Young Jr. (portrayed by Crystal himself), whose self-destructive tendencies prevent him from rising to top of the show business ladder during his five-decade career.

Rating: R (adult situations/language)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Billy Crystal, Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 8, 1998
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast


as Buddy Young Jr.

as Stan Yankelman

as Elaine

as Susan

as Phil Gussman

as Larry Meyerson

as Abie (age 15)

as Stan (Age 18)

as Mr. Gimbel

as Mrs. Gimbel

as Announcer

as Ed Sullivan

as Himself

as Uncle Julius

as Stage Manager

as Stage Manager

as Script Girl

as Susan (age 6)

as Abie (age 6)

as Stan (age 6)

as Uncle Julius

as Fat Guy in Audience

as Producer

as Director

as A.D.

as Lucky Zinberg

as Cantor at Funeral

as Karen

as 1st Korean

as 2nd Korean

as Apacke Dancer

as Apacke Dancer

as Reporter

as Woman in Commercial

as Eugene Gimbel

as Man at Catskills

as TV Show Dancer

as TV Show Dancer

as TV Show Dancer

as TV Show Dancer

as Sullivan A.D.

as Screaming Girl

as Stage Hand

as Japanese Client

as 1st Writer

as 2nd Writer

as Backstage Man

as Acrobat

as Young Comic

as Young Comic

as `Buddy Buddy' Singer

as `Buddy Buddy' Singer

as `Buddy Buddy' Singer

as `Buddy Buddy' Singer
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Critic Reviews for Mr. Saturday Night

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (9)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Billy Crystall's feature directorial debut is a misfire: As an actor, he's too likable to play the egotistical comedian who torments everyone around him for the sake of his career.

Full Review… | January 30, 2007
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of the best, if not the best, film of Billy Crystal's career

June 11, 2005
Moviehole

Maybe a guitly pleasure, but I really enjoy this movie.

November 17, 2004
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Great performances, flawed script.

June 19, 2003
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

Audience Reviews for Mr. Saturday Night

A old comic tries to jump-start his failing career. Only a flawed ending keeps this from being Mr. Crystal's great shining moment. Still it's the best he's done in my opinion, and the supporting cast is more than adequate. David Paymer, as the long suffering second banana, particularly is wonderful.

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Kevin M. Williams

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Although I really liked David Paymer in this film, I think that Crystal didn't achieve what he wanted to achieve in his biopic of Buddy Young. Working on both sides of the camera, Crystal achieves run of the mill at best.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

Super Reviewer

billy crystal as a old timed hillarious jerry seinfeld. A

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