• Punchline (2002)

Punchline

Release Date: November 15th, 2002

DVD Release Date: July 9th, 2002

R |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Lilah Krytsick (Sally Field) is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold (Tom Hanks) is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah develop her stage act. Despite the objections of her family and some very wobbly beginnings, Lilah improves, and soon she finds herself competing with Steven for a coveted television spot.

Cast: Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist, Pam Matteson, Taylor Negron, Barry Neikrug

Director: David Seltzer

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Fogwood Films, Columbia Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Transformation, Rivalry, Husband, Competition, Underdog, House, Tense, 1980s, Witty, New York City

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