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But... Seriously (1993)

A documentary juxtaposing the events of the 20th century with the commentary of stand-up comedians.

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Jeff Lieberman
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Credited cast:
Richard Belzer ... Himself (archive footage)
Ted Blumberg Ted Blumberg ... Himself (archive footage)
Eric Bogosian ... Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Boxer ... Herself (archive footage)
H. Rap Brown H. Rap Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Lenny Bruce ... Himself (archive footage)
Pat Buchanan ... Himself (archive footage)
Warren Burger Warren Burger ... Himself (archive footage)
Barbara Bush ... Herself (archive footage)
George Bush ... Himself (archive footage)
Godfrey Cambridge ... Himself (archive footage)
George Carlin ... Himself (archive footage)
Stokely Carmichael ... Himself (archive footage)
Jimmy Carter ... Himself (archive footage)
Rosalynn Carter Rosalynn Carter ... Herself (archive footage)
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A documentary juxtaposing the events of the 20th century with the commentary of stand-up comedians.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

26 March 1994 (USA) See more »

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But... Seriously See more »

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America the Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates (uncredited) and Samuel A. Ward (uncredited)
Performed by Jimmy DeBarge
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Show it in schools- NOW!
8 October 2004 | by TommyblastfinderSee all my reviews

A stark and brutally funny exposition of life as seen, lived and joked about by Americans. Starting in the midst of a post world-war boom, race, politics, poverty and hypocrisy are given the black & white then full-colour treatment. The use of gentle rebuke and scathing polemics by what must rate as a roll call of Americas finest comic talent is never less than gob-smacking. From Bruce's put downs of segregation and the role of a celebrity wife to Tringle's lampooning the furore over gays in the armed forces. From Eisenhower through to Bush senior, it runs true and righteous as cock- and stitch- and cover- all take on meaningful suffixes.

If you like your humour to be provocative and insightful then this is a must: If you like your humour the far side of "The Simpsons" then this is for you. If you are still in a state of shock over the demise of 'Friends' then- But...Seriously


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