The Comedian


Synopsis

An aging comic icon, JACKIE BURKE (Robert De Niro) has seen better days. Despite his efforts to reinvent himself and his comic genius, the audience only wants to know him as the former television character he once played. Already a strain on his younger brother (Danny DeVito) and his wife (Patti LuPone), Jackie is forced to serve out a sentence doing community service for accosting an audience member. While there, he meets HARMONY (Leslie Mann), the daughter of a sleazy Florida real estate mogul (Harvey Keitel), and the two find inspiration in one another resulting in surprising consequences. Through the alchemy of their unlikely friendship, Harmony and Jackie overcome their own emotional damage and emerge as better people.
Original Languages: English, French
Genre: Comedy
Running Time: 119 min
Year: 2016

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Taylor Hackford

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Left to right: Leslie Mann as Harmony Schiltz and Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Leslie Mann as Harmony Schiltz and Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke. Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Leslie Mann as Harmony Schiltz and Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke and Leslie Mann as Harmony Schiltz Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Harvey Keitel as Mac Schiltz and Robert De Niro as Jackie Burke Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Left to right: Patti LuPone as Florence Berkowitz and Danny DeVito as Jimmy Berkowitz Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Cloris Leachman as May Conner Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics
Taylor Hackford, Director. Photo by Alison Cohen Rosa, Courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics