Punchline (1988)

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Punchline is a 1988 American film written and directed by David Seltzer and stars Tom Hanks as a very talented young comic who helps a housewife, played by Sally Field who wants to break into stand-up comedy.

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Photos of the Punchline cast, first billed only.


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Steven Gold is a stand-up comedian who is flat broke and has recently dropped out of medical school... (source: imdb.com)


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Characters appearing in the movie Punchline.

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Full cast list for the movie Punchline.
Lilah Krytsick

Steven Gold

John Krytsick


Madeline Urie


Pam Matteson
Utica Blake

Singing Nun

Albert Emperato

Barry Neikrug


Joycee Katz

Mac Robbins
Billy Lane

Max Alexander
Mister Ball

Paul Kozlowski
Jerry Petroviak

Robyn Green

Marty Pollio
Juggling Comic

Katie Rich

Charles David Richards
Maitre D'


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List of Punchline quotes.

Steven Gold: If you're sending someone down, you better send him fast - 'cuz funny Steve's going under.

John: $500! What the hell did you buy for 500 dollars?
Lilah: Jokes.

Steven: Don't be scared, 'cuz I'm Funny Steve... with a lampshade on his head. Singing and dancing, for your entertainment, his own rendition of "Singin' in the Rain"!


Trailer for the movie Punchline.
Punchline (1988) - Official Movie Trailer

Release Date7 October 1988
US Box Office$21,000,000
TaglineIt only hurts when you LAUGH!
GenreComedy, Drama, Romance
Sound MixDolby
Film TypeFeature
Film ClassShowbiz Drama, Psychological Drama
Niche GenreComedy Drama
MoodOnly Human
ThemesLadder to the Top, Mentors, Hotshots, Redemption
TonesWitty, Moody, Quirky, Satirical, Bleak, Compassionate

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