Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth Poster

Release Date: 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary
Comedian Lenny Bruce struck a subversive chord in an era of change in America. After getting his start as a conventional stand-up comic, Bruce's increasingly iconoclastic act transformed him into a leading figure of the 1960s counterculture. In smoky strip clubs and burlesque theaters, Bruce tackled controversial material that other comedians wouldn't touch. But, as a career-killing obscenity trial proved, Bruce's creative freedom and influence didn't come without a cost.

Cast: Robert De Niro, Steve Allen, Honey Bruce Friedman, Kitty Bruce, Lenny Bruce, JoJo D'Amore, John Dolan, Martin Garbus

Director: Robert Weide

Genres: Documentary