Punchline 1988

Punchline

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Lilah Krytsick (Sally Field) is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold (Tom Hanks) is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah develop her stage act. Despite the objections of her family and some very wobbly beginnings, Lilah improves, and soon she finds herself competing with Steven for a coveted television spot.

Cast & Crew

Sally Field
Lilah Krytsick
Tom Hanks
Steven Gold
John Goodman
John Krytsick
Kim Greist
Madeline Urie
Pam Matteson
Utica Blake
Taylor Negron
Albert Emperato
Mac Robbins
Billy Lane
Max Alexander
Mister Ball
Charles Gross
Original Music
Reynaldo Villalobos
Cinematographer
Bruce Green
Film Editor
Jackson De Govia
Production Design
John R. Jensen
Art Direction
John Jay Moore
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Critic Reviews for Punchline

All Critics (18) | Top Critics (1) | Fresh (10) | Rotten (8)

Audience Reviews for Punchline

  • Apr 06, 2013
    do not expect laughs! the cast are good and after some reflection you can appreciate it for what it is which is a case study of two budding stand up performers who arent far off of crossing the line between amatuer and professional with a couple of sub plots involving family life and a twisted attraction of one to the other
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  • May 27, 2011
    David Seltzer, could written much better Punchline. Unfortunately, he don't did that. Still, continue being a interesting view of stand-up comedy world.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 06, 2010
    Two great actors, one boring, predictable, unfunny script about comedians who fall in love. This movie could have been way better.
    Aj V Super Reviewer
  • Jul 06, 2009
    Sally Field as a stand-up comic? I don't think so...
    Cindy I Super Reviewer

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