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"Dying is easy. Comedy is hard."
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PUNCHLINE is a charming comedy about Steven Gold, a New Yorker who is studying to be a doctor but has more interest in being a stand-up comic. He has the talent but is not able to handle the challenges that a performer's career presents. Enter Lilah Krytsick, a housewife who also wants to pursue her dream to be a comedian but needs some direction. Together they form a professional relationship and learn what it takes to make people laugh. Eventually they compete for a chance at the big time and even though Lilah wins, she backs out and chooses family instead. This opens the door for Steven to finally achieve his goal.

Punchline is an Comedy, Drama movie that was released in 1988 and has a run time of 2 hr 8 min. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9 and a MetaScore of 52.

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| 1988 | 2 hr 8 min | 5.9/10 | 52/100
Cast
Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell
Director
David Seltzer
Produced By
Daniel Melnick, Michael I. Rachmil
Language
English
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Also directed by David Seltzer