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Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm (1999)

Mock documentary about Seinfeld writer Larry David featuring contributions from his friends and colleagues. Larry makes a return to stand-up comedy and prepares to film a television special for HBO.

Director:

Robert B. Weide

Writers:

Larry David (creator), Larry David
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Alexander ... Jason Alexander
Larry Charles ... Himself
Carol Leifer ... Herself
Richard Lewis ... Richard Lewis
Rick Newman Rick Newman ... Himself
Glenn Padnick Glenn Padnick ... Himself
Jerry Seinfeld ... Jerry Seinfeld
Linda Bates Linda Bates ... HBO Production Team
Mark Beltzman ... Mourner
Cindy Caponera ... Wife's Friend
Julie Claire ... HBO Production Team
Donna Cooper ... HBO Receptionist
Ed Crasnick ... Larry's Suite Mate
Larry David ... Larry David
Jeff Garlin ... Jeff Greene
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Storyline

Larry David, co-creator and co-writer with Jerry Seinfeld of the Seinfeld series, decides to make a come-back to stand-up comedy. His agent, Jeff Greene, has even more ambitious plans - make a TV special of the occasion, including showing the planning behind the show. This is that TV special. Sort of. Written by grantss

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Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English

Release Date:

17 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Trivia

Larry David and HBO originally envisioned this as a one-time project, but it eventually became Curb Your Enthusiasm (2000). While that series also has ad-libbed dialogue and (during the first 6 seasons) a similar visual style, it's not a mockumentary (the characters don't acknowledge the cameras) and Larry & Cheryl David don't have kids. See more »

Goofs

In one of his stand-up routines Larry compares the freedom, of an American married man and a Chinese single man contending that the Chinese man cannot leave his country. This is a common misconception. Chinese people were not and are not restricted from foreign travel beyond the general need to obtain a passport which requires is a process similar to other countries. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Jeff Greene: HBO pays for the porn.
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Crazy Credits

To add authenticity to this mockumentary, the credits don't list a writer (it was Larry David himself). See more »

Connections

References Captain Video, Master of the Stratosphere (1951) See more »

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Frolic
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Composed by Luciano Michelini
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Help yourself to this great show
12 November 2000 | by bkinbkinSee all my reviews

Years ago America pondered the "Seinfeld" philosophy, climaxed, and then closed the book after the closing episode on NBC. Seinfeld was, at times, a good show, and in more ways than one. Unbeknownst to me, Seinfeld made promises that it did not keep - I would never have realized this had I not encountered HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm. It is becoming apparent that Larry David is the John Lennon to Jerry Seinfeld's Paul McCartney. Curb Your Enthusiasm is awkward, tense and diabolically funny. Although the show resembles Seinfeld, HBO's Larry Sanders and Woody Allen merchandise, it is impossible not to say that Larry David and the creators have not re-re-re-invented the situation comedy once again.


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