Lenny (1974) DVD9
In one of his most underrated performances, Dustin Hoffman tracks the dizzying career trajectory of '60s comedian Lenny Bruce, from his heights as a cutting-edge stand-up act to the tragically unfunny shell that remained after being repeatedly shut down by obscenity laws.

Lenny Bruce is a struggling young stand-up comic making the rounds of the Catskill circuit. He falls for a young stripper named Honey and eventually the two are married. After accidentally shocking his audience with some unintended off-colour material, he comes to realize that that may be a way to lift himself above the crowd of stand-up comics. Lenny soon begins to gain recognition and success for his routines that focus on controversial issues, blue material, and anti-establishment positions. With the success comes entry into the drug culture, however, and Lenny's work is soon undermined by his growing drug dependence. Law enforcement authorities are taking note as well, and Lenny finds himself arrested for the nature of his material. The drugs and constant arrests begin to take their toll and Lenny faces bankruptcy with an even bleaker future ahead of him.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:46:33 | 7.58 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol
Subtitles: English, Deutsch, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Nederlands, Svenska, Suomi, Norsk, Dansk, Portugues, Greek, Magyar
Genre: Drama, Biography

Director: Bob Fosse
Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck, Frankie Man, Rashel Novikoff, Gary Morton
Country: USA

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