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The Funny Farm (1983)

R | | Comedy, Drama | July 1983 (USA)
Welcome to the comedy club where young comics make every night riot night. Now, they're taking their act to the streets.

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Ron Clark

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Ron Clark
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Miles Chapin ... Mark Champlin
Peter Aykroyd ... Stephen Croft
Howie Mandel ... Larry Pound
Tracey E. Bregman ... Amy Lowell (as Tracey Bregman)
Jack Blum ... Peter Bowman
Maurice LaMarche ... Dickie
Mike MacDonald Mike MacDonald ... Bruce Nutter
Derek McGrath ... Harvey
Jack Carter ... Philly Beekman
Eileen Brennan ... Gail Corbin
Gene Clark Gene Clark ... Myles
Marjorie Gross Marjorie Gross ... Tracy
Howard Busgang ... Sammy
Alan Riven Alan Riven ... Michael
Lou Dinos Lou Dinos ... Miguel
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Welcome to the comedy club where young comics make every night riot night. Now, they're taking their act to the streets.

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Comedy | Drama

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R
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Official Sites:

Quebec Cinematheque

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1983 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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CAD3,800,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Color:

Color
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From The Back Of The Box
9 February 2002 | by viewerschoiceSee all my reviews

The laughs are nonstop as Mark Chapin and a gang of ambitious young comics strive to make it in the exciting and colorful world of comedy at the famous comedy club in Los Angeles, THE FUNNY FARM. These budding comedy stars are as crazy off stage as they are on: Miguel "America's funniest illegal alien"; Miles, who can't decide if he's a black comic or a comic who happens to be black; Bruce, whose manic act borders on insanity; and Peter, in intense political satirist.

Mark soon realizes that it's not quite as easy to achieve success as he had planned. He is forced to come to terms with the difficult life he has chosen, and he matures in the process. The result is an insightful and heartwarming comedy about those who life the life of a comedian.


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