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Mr. Saturday Night

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Directorial debut for Billy Crystal. Crystal first unveiled his character, Buddy Young, Jr., on the 1982 HBO comedy special "A Comic's Line" and utilized him again on "Saturday Night Live." In 1986, Crystal's HBO special "Don't Get Me Started," also featured Young; the show won an ACE award. Rabbi Gilbert Kollin served as Rabbinical Consultant. Bernard Hiller was the Yiddish Dialogue Coach. Shot in Technicolor. Titles and Opticals by Pacific Title. Rated BBFC 15 by the British Board of Film Classification. Laserdisc includes never-before-seen footage selected and hosted by Crystal.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1003514

  • Credits
    Billy Crystal, David Paymer, Julie Warner, Helen Hunt, Jerry Orbach, Ron Silver
  • Critic Reviews
    "...As sharp as a wicked one-liner..."
    Premiere

    "...[Crystal] is explosively funny..."
    Rolling Stone

    "...Evidence of just how funny [Crystal] can be..."
    New York Times

    "...Hunt leavens the maudlin sentiment with no-nonsense determination..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...This is as funny a film as Crystal has done..."
    Los Angeles Times

    "...This has a real poignancy....Crystal plays Buddy with love and perception, finding the rhythms of the old comedian, combining them with the double-reverse irony of Borscht Belt humor..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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