“The King of Comedy” quotes(1982)
Plot – Rupert Pupkin is an aspiring star and dreams to perform in television. One day he meets his idol Jerry Langford and asks him a role in his show. To get rid of the stranger in a minute, Langford invites him to call his office. After the last humiliating disillusionment, Rupert changes his tactics and kidnaps Langford, requesting his producers a ten minute performance as 'ransom'. The plan succeeds but Pupkin is immediately arrested. Once released, Rupert is finally famous.
All actors – Robert De Niro, Jerry Lewis, Diahnne Abbott, Sandra Bernhard, Shelley Hack, Ed Herlihy, Lou Brown, Loretta Tupper, Peter Potulski, Vinnie Gonzales, Whitey Ryan, Doc Lawless, Marta Heflin, Katherine Wallach, Charles Kaleina, Richard Baratz, Catherine Scorsese, Cathy Scorsese, Chuck Low, Leslie Levinson, Alan Potashnick, Michael Kolba, Robert Colston, Ramón Rodríguez, Chuck Coop, Sel Vitella, Margo Winkler, Tony Boschetti, Mick Jones, Joe Strummer, Paul Simonon, Kosmo Vinyl, Ellen Foley, Pearl Harbour, Gary Salter, Jerry Baxter-Worman, Don Letts, Matt Russo, Thelma Lee, Joyce Brothers, George Kapp, Victor Borge, Ralph Monaco, Rob-Jamere Wess, Kim Chan, Audrey Dummett, June Prud'Homme, Frederick De Cordova, Edgar J. Scherick, Thomas M. Tolan, Ray Dittrich, Richard Dioguardi, Jay Julien, Harry J. Ufland, Scotty Bloch, Jim Lyness, Bill Minkin, Diane Rachell, Dennis Mulligan, Tony Devon, Peter Fain, Michael F. Stodden, Gerard Murphy, Jimmy Raitt, Martin Scorsese, Tony Randall, Charles Scorsese, Mardik Martin, Bill Jorgensen, Marvin Scott, Chuck Stevens, William Litauer, Jeff David, Allan Baker, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Mike Tremontshow all
“The King of Comedy” Quotes 14 quotes
“Better to be king for a night than schmuck for a lifetime.”
“We used to joke together, mom and me... until the tears would stroll down her face... and she would throw up! Yeah, and who would clean it up? Not dad. He was too busy down at O'Grady's... throwing up on his own. Yeah. In fact, until I was 13 I thought throwing up was a sign of maturity. While the other kids were off in the woods sneaking...” (continue)(continue reading)
“A guy can get anything he wants as long as he pays the price.”
“My parents did put the first two down payments on my childhood. Don't get me wrong, but they did also return me to the hospital as defective.”
“- Rupert Pupkin: I'm gonna work 50 times harder, and I'm gonna be 50 times more famous than you.
- Jerry Langford: Then you're gonna have idiots like you plaguing your life!”
“- Rupert Pupkin: I'm sorry. I made a mistake.
- Jerry Langford: So did Hitler.”
“- Jerry Langford: This is a crazy business, but it's not unlike any other business. There are ground rules, and you don't just walk on to a network show without experience. Now I know it's an old, hackneyed expression, but it happens to be the truth. You've got to start at the bottom.
- Rupert Pupkin: I know. That's where I am, at the bottom.
-...” (continue)(continue reading)
“You should've seen my mother. She was wonderful. Blonde, beautiful, intelligent, alcoholic. We used to drink milk together after school. Mine was homogenized. Hers was loaded. Once they picked her up for speeding. They clocked her doing 55. All right, but in our garage? And when they tested her... they found out that her alcohol had 2% blood.”
What is the defense of kidnapping? How can you say, "I was crazy at the time"?
“The more scribbled the name, the bigger the fame.”
“- Woman in Telephone Booth: You're just wonderful. I've watched you your entire career. You're a joy to the world. Please... would you just please say something to my nephew Morris on the phone? He's in the hospital, and anything that...
- Jerry Langford: I'm sorry, I'm late.
- Woman in Telephone Booth: You should only get cancer! I hope you get...” (continue)(continue reading)