Lenny

Rated R 112 minutes 1975

Controversial comedian Lenny Bruce (Dustin Hoffman) begins his career telling bad jokes to bored audiences in the 1950s, but can't repress his desire to unleash edgier material. When he does, he begins a one-man campaign to break down social hypocrisy, and his groundbreaking stage act propels him to cult-hero status. When authorities ban Lenny's act for obscenity, he begins a downward spiral of drugs, sex and debt, aided by his bombshell wife, a stripper named Honey (Valerie Perrine).

Film Credits

Director: Bob Fosse

Producer: Robert Greenhut, David V. Picker and Marvin Worth

Cast: Dustin Hoffman, Valerie Perrine, Jan Miner, Stanley Beck, Gary Morton, Rashel Novikoff, Guy Rennie, Frankie Man, Mark Harris, Lee Sandman, Susan Malnick, Martin Begley, Phil Philbin, Ted Sorel, Clarence Thomas, Mike Murphy, Buddy Boylan, Mickey Gatlin, George DeWitt, Judy LaScala, Glen Wilder, Frank Orsatti, Michele Yonge, Allison Goldstein, Bridghid Glass and Jack Nagle

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