A young 1950's comedy writer is assigned to keep an alcoholic, former matinee idol sober long enough to appear on a live comedy show. O'Toole is wonderful in this fast-paced comedy!
True story of Frank Serpico, an undercover New York City cop who risked his career and personal safety to expose widespread corruption in his police department. Pacino is totally convincing in the title role!
Serpico is a crime film based on the true story of New York City policeman Frank Serpico. Serpico eventually went undercover to expose the corruption of his fellow officers, after being pushed to the brink at first by their distrust and later by the threats and intimidation they leveled against him.
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It's 1954 - the era of live television. A hapless production assistant is given the formidable assignment to keep his movie star idol, the alcoholic womanizing Alan Swann, out of trouble long enough so Swann can appear on the popular network show, "King Kaiser's Comedy Hour." Oscar-winner Peter O'Toole ("Lawrence of Arabia," "Goodbye, Mr. Chips," "The Stuntman") received his seventh Oscar-nomination for his hilarious portrayal of the Errol Flynn-like Swann. Mark Linn-Baker (TV's "Perfect Strangers") plays the production assistant while Joseph Bologna ("Citizen Cohn," "The Woman in Red") gives an outstanding performance as the Syd Caesar-like King Kaiser. With Jessica Harper ("Pennies from Heaven") and Laine Kazan ("Beaches"). Directed by Richard Benjamin ("Mrs. Winterbourne," "Racing with the Moon").
In 1954, the era of live TV, a hapless production assistant is given the task of keeping his alcoholic film idol out of trouble long enough to appear on the King Kaiser Hour.
Benjy is the junior writer on a top rated variety/comedy show in 1954. When the headliner, wants to throw Alan Swann, the guest, off the show, Benjy makes a pitch to save his childhood hero, and is made Swann's babysitter.
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