Lenny Bruce: Swear to Tell the Truth

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"A documentary about the comic who invented controversy."
  • 1998
  • 1 hr 40 min
  • 7.9  (573)

Every once in awhile in a world gone mad, a rebel will rise above the turmoil and make a change that's so profound that it lasts forever, making him immortal. Through his more than unique style of comedy, during the late 50's and early 60's, that's exactly what Lenny Bruce did. His comedy was bold, raw, unadulterated, and totaly unacceptable according to the U.S. censorship laws at the time.His act landed him in jail more than once.Narrated by Robert De Niro, the documentary Lenny Buce: Swear To Tell The Truth tells the life story of this unlikely hero. Through interviews and rare television footage, from Vaudeville to his untimely death in 1964, see how he changed the rules and set new precedence still enjoyed by comedians today.

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Every once in awhile in a world gone mad, a rebel will rise above the turmoil and make a change that's so profound that it lasts forever, making him immortal. Through his more than unique style of comedy, during the late 50's and early 60's, that's exactly what Lenny Bruce did. His comedy was bold, raw, unadulterated, and totaly unacceptable according to the U.S. censorship laws at the time.His act landed him in jail more than once.Narrated by Robert De Niro, the documentary Lenny Buce: Swear To Tell The Truth tells the life story of this unlikely hero. Through interviews and rare television footage, from Vaudeville to his untimely death in 1964, see how he changed the rules and set new precedence still enjoyed by comedians today.
  • Release Date
    1998
  • Runtime
    1 hr 40 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (573)