Slapstick of Another Kind

Watch Slapstick of Another Kind

"Extra-terrestrials have never been this spaced-out before."
  • PG
  • 1982
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 2.5  (1,060)

Slapstick of Another Kind is a 1982 film which was directed by Steven Paul with an all-star cast featuring Jerry Lewis, Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman. The movie was based on a novel written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. called "Slapstick or Lonesome No More!". It is a comedy movie that contains a lot of slapstick humor and farcical situations.

The movie is about the Wakely twins, Caleb and Letitia, who were separated at birth and reunited 25 years later. The twins are played by Jerry Lewis and Madeline Kahn. The twins' reunion was not a pleasant one, as they don't get along with each other. Caleb is a genius inventor and idealist, while Letitia is a wealthy socialite with no interest in her brother's work.

One day, while working on an invention, Caleb discovers he has a telepathic link with Letitia. He also discovers that they are descendants of an alien race from another planet called the Nebula M78. When their alien relatives come to Earth to visit, they end up causing some chaos and attracting the attention of the US government.

Meanwhile, Caleb and Letitia grab the attention of the wealthy and famous by using their telekinetic powers to perform miraculous feats. This leads to a media frenzy and catches the attention of the US government, who are interested in their powers. The government appoints a scientist named Dr. Frankenstein (played by Marty Feldman) to study the twins and their powers.

As the story unfolds, the twins discover that their powers come at a cost. They soon realize that their powers are linked to their emotional state, and they must maintain a calm state of mind to avoid causing chaos. However, with the pressure of the government and the media, it becomes increasingly difficult for them to control their powers.

Despite the absurdity of the plot and situations, the movie is still able to deliver some laughs. The main cast members - Jerry Lewis, Madeline Kahn, and Marty Feldman - all did a great job in their respective roles. Jerry Lewis, in particular, is in top form here as Caleb Wakely. He delivers lines with his signature style of humor and is at his best when he is performing his classic slapstick routines.

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie features Marty Feldman's character, Dr. Frankenstein, explaining the concept of "Idiot sine Die" to Caleb and Letitia. The scene is pure comedy gold, and Feldman's delivery of the dialogue is impeccable.

The movie's set design and special effects were also worthy of praise. The visual effects used to depict the twins' telekinetic powers are impressive given the time it was made. The special effects used to depict the Nebula M78 aliens are also surprisingly good.

In conclusion, Slapstick of Another Kind is a quirky and bizarre comedy movie that is definitely not for everyone. Its farcical situations and absurdist humor may not appeal to all audiences, but if you're a fan of Jerry Lewis and old-fashioned slapstick humor, then this movie is worth checking out. With a talented cast, hilarious jokes, and impressive visual effects, this movie is a fun and lighthearted ride from beginning to end.

Slapstick of Another Kind is a 1982 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 2.5.

Slapstick of Another Kind
Where to Watch Slapstick of Another Kind
Slapstick of Another Kind is available to watch free on Plex, The Roku Channel Free and Tubi TV. It's also available to stream, download and buy on demand at Amazon. Some platforms allow you to rent Slapstick of Another Kind for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Runtime
    1 hr 22 min
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    2.5  (1,060)