Punchline

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Comedy is no laughing matter for Oscar® winners Sally Field and Tom Hanks, who take center stage in the smash hit PUNCHLINE. Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) stars as Lilah Krytsick, a New Jersey housewife and mother of three who desperately wants... read more
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Comedy is no laughing matter for Oscar® winners Sally Field and Tom Hanks, who take center stage in the smash hit PUNCHLINE. Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) stars as Lilah Krytsick, a New Jersey housewife and mother of three who desperately wants to make it big as a comedienne. All her life people have been telling her she's funny, and now her home life has been catapulted into chaos as she spends her nights onstage at the New York comedy club, the Gas Station. Hanks (Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan) plays Steven Gold, a self-centered Lenny Bruce-type who's been stealing the spotlight at the Station with his irrepressible, natural comedic talent. Drawn to one another, Steven helps the stumbling Lilah turn her routine from flat to funny, while Lilah helps Steven keep his anguished life together. With critically-acclaimed performances by Hanks and Field, PUNCHLINE is a fascinating drama about the often harrowing world of comedy.

Original Release

10/07/1988

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Cast

John Goodman John Krytsick
Kim Greist Madeline Urie
Mark Rydell Romeo
Paul Mazursky Arnold
Sally Field Lilah Krytsick
Tom Hanks Steven Gold
Damon Wayans Percy
Taylor Negron Albert Emperato
Mike Starr Man with Bullhorn (as Michael Starr)
Pam Matteson Utica Blake
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

David Seltzer

Writers

David Seltzer

Cast

John Goodman John Krytsick
Kim Greist Madeline Urie
Mark Rydell Romeo
Paul Mazursky Arnold
Sally Field Lilah Krytsick
Tom Hanks Steven Gold
Damon Wayans Percy
Taylor Negron Albert Emperato
Mike Starr Man with Bullhorn (as Michael Starr)
Pam Matteson Utica Blake
George McGrath Singing Nun (as George Michael McGrath)
Barry Neikrug Krug
Ángel Salazar Rico (as Angel Salazar)
Joycee Katz Joycee
Mac Robbins Billy Lane
Max Alexander Mister Ball
Paul Kozlowski Jerry Petroviak
Barry Sobel Robyn Green
Marty Pollio Juggling Comic
Katie Rich Eve

Producers

Editors

Bruce Green

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