|Starring||Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner|
|Screen Format||Letter Box|
|Running Time||111 Minutes|
|Catalog No.||VCD 20406|
descriptionTwo-time OscarR winner* Dustin Hoffman brings controversial '60s comedian Lenny Bruce to life in this "landmark" (Variety) film that earned six OscarR nominations,** including Best Picture. "A jagged portrait of a man driven to mainlining honesty into the arteries of a hypocritical culture" (Newsweek), Lenny is "artful, imaginative" (Los Angeles Times) and truly an "extraordinary film" (Saturday Review)!
From his first gig as a nervous Catskills comedian, it's obvious that Lenny Bruce is a force to be reckoned with. Armed with a shocking routine and a stripper as his muse (Valerie Perrine), Lenny turns comedy ¡V and America ¡V on its ear with his abrasive and often offensive humor. But life in the smoke-filled bars of the comedy circuit begins to take its toll. The drugs and arrests for his subject matter wear heavily on this maverick crusader... but don¡¦t stop him from pushing the envelope right to his tragic and myth-making end.
*1988: Actor, Rain Man; 1979: Actor, Kramer vs. Kramer
**1974: Actor (Hoffman), Actress (Perrine), Director, Screenplay Adap......
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