When retired talent manager Al Hart is reunited with his first client, Buddy Green, a comic who quit show business 50 years ago, he convinces Buddy to escape their retirement community and hit the road for a cross-country comedy tour.
It's never too late to get your act together.
Did You Know?
In the scene at the comedy club in Lubbock Texas, when the old woman, Peaches Davis (II) throws the beer bottle (a rubber prop) at Richard Dreyfuss
, on the 1st take the bottle struck Dreyfuss squarely in the crotch! The entire cast and crew, including Dreyfuss, was laughing so hard it was several minutes before shooting could resume. See more
when Al tells Buddy that he knows about his cancer, the camera switches back and forth from behind Al and then Buddy throughout the conversation. When it is behind Al, Al is wearing his glasses. When it is behind Buddy, Al is not wearing his glasses. See more
The first comic I ever booked got paid 50 bucks. My take was 5 dollars. That was in 1963. And that 5 dollars is still sitting at the bottom of a big, fat, useless bank account with a million more fives that never bought me a scrap of joy without the abillity to earn it . You see, I'm one of those guys who didn't work to live. I live to work. I live to work. But now, now I don't work. Which means I have to figure out how to live. So I don't have a fucking life right now, Max. But I need one and ...