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.
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?
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"!
|Release Date||7 October 1988|
|US Box Office||$21,000,000|
|Tagline||It only hurts when you LAUGH!|
|Genre||Comedy, Drama, Romance|
|Film Class||Showbiz Drama, Psychological Drama|
|Niche Genre||Comedy Drama|
|Themes||Ladder to the Top, Mentors, Hotshots, Redemption|
|Tones||Witty, Moody, Quirky, Satirical, Bleak, Compassionate|