An interview-style biography of controversial and pioneering stand-up comedian Lenny Bruce. The film traces Bruce from his beginnings as a Catskills comic to his later underground popularity based on his anti-establishment politics and his scatological humour.
Dustin Hoffman brings iconic 60's comedian Lenny Bruce to life in this landmark film that earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture.
A jagged portrait of a man driven to mainlining honesty into the arteries of a hypocritical culture, Bob Fosse's Lenny is an artful and unflinching biopic.
From his first gig as a nervous Catskills comedian, it's obvious that Lenny Bruce is a force to be reckoned with. Armed with a shocking routine and a stripper as his muse (Valerie Perrine), Lenny turns comedy - and America - on its ear with his abrasive and often offensive humour.
But life in the smoke filled bars of the comedy circuit begins to take its toll. The drugs and arrests for his subject matter wear heavily on this maverick crusader but don't stop him from going to extremes right to his tragic and myth making end.
Total Running time : 112 Minutes
Classification: R 18+ (Restricted To Adults 18+ And Over)
Number of Discs: 1
Region: 4 (Australia & New Zealand)
Released: 1st January 2001