- 2h 3m
PRICING SUBJECT TO CHANGE. Confirm current pricing with applicable retailer. All transactions subject to applicable license terms and conditions.
Comedy is no laughing matter for Oscar® winners Sally Field and Tom Hanks, who take center stage in the smash hit Punchline. Field (Forrest Gump, Mrs. Doubtfire) stars as Lilah Krytsick, a New Jersey housewife and mother of three who desperately wants to make it big as a comedian. All her life people have been telling her she's funny, and now her home life has been catapulted into chaos as she spends her nights onstage at the New York comedy club, the Gas Station. Hanks (Cast Away, Saving Private Ryan) plays Steven Gold, a self-centered Lenny Bruce-type who's been stealing the spotlight at the Station with his irrepressible, natural comedic talent. Drawn to one another, Steven helps the stumbling Lilah turn her routine from flat to funny, while Lilah helps Steven keep his anguished life together. With critically-acclaimed performances by Hanks and Field, Punchline is a fascinating drama about the often harrowing world of comedy.
© 1988 Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Unfunny, at times morose, comedy-drama about standup comics.
June 21, 2017
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
June 21, 2017
More on Rotten Tomatoes
- Genre:Comedy, Drama
- Release Date:October 7, 1988
- Audio Format:Stereo
- Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
Resolution, color and audio quality may vary based on your device, browser and internet connection.Learn More