During the big band era, the hardships of showbiz life cast a shadow on the relationsip between a musician and a songstress. Scorcese's foray into musical film making is mostly successful!
The King of Comedy -- Oscar Winner Robert Di Nero stars in Martin Scorsese's dark satire as a desperate comedian who kidnaps his TV idol (Jerry Lewis) in an attempt to claim the spotlight for himself.
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Taxi Driver -- A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out, attempting to save a teenage prostitute in the process.
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Vietnam Veteran Travis Bickle (ROBERT DE NIRO in a tour-de-force performance), a psychotic cab driver who cruises the streets of Manhattan. Starring: ROBERT DE NIRO, CUBILL SHERERD, HARVEY KEITEL, PETER BOYLE, JODIE FOSTER, & ALBERT BROOKS
JO JO DANCER, YOUR LIFE IS CALLING stars Richard Pryor as a well-known comedian at the peak of his popularity and the bottom rung of his self-esteem. Jo Jo has it all, Hollywood stardom, movie roles, platinum records. But the price he pays for fame and fortune is too great. He buckles under the pressures of success and suffers a life-threatening accident. Forced to examine his life, the film follows Jo Jo's compelling past through four decades from his upbringing in a brothel, to classic comedy performances in cellar nightclubs, to ultimate stardom as a rowdy, irreverent comic. This film marks Pryor's directing debut with his personal vision of one man's odyssey of triumph and tragedy.
A classic R&B score highlights Richard Pryor's personal vision of one man's odyssey of triumph and tragedy.
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