When aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin meets his talk show host idol, he sees it as the perfect opportunity for him to reach his dream of stardom. But when he gets rebuffed, Pupkin kidnaps his idol to make sure he gets what he wants.
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Just about perfect. A pitch black comedy with a razor sharp edge. De Niro creates an indelible portrait of celebrity worship sliding into madness. Sandra Bernhard gives a ferocious and heartbreaking performance. Jerry Lewis is fantastic and very funny. This film looks more cutting edge and prescient with each passing year. Scorsese saw very clearly where our degraded tabloid culture was headed. Always cracks me up.