Mr. Saturday Night


Comedian Billy Crystal made his directorial debut with this biography of fictional comedian Buddy Young Jr. portrayed by Crystal himself, whose self-destructive tendencies prevent him from rising to top of the show business ladder during his five-decade career.
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Comedian Billy Crystal made his directorial debut with this biography of fictional comedian Buddy Young Jr. portrayed by Crystal himself, whose self-destructive tendencies prevent him from rising to top of the show business ladder during his five-decade career.
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Matthew Tobey
Epic in scope and incredibly ambitious, Billy Crystal's directorial-debut has plenty of good qualities, but is ultimately an exercise in self-indulgence and biting off more than he can chew. Serving as writer, director, producer, and star, Crystal can't exactly avoid shouldering the lion's share of the blame either. What could have been a complex character study of a fictional comic legend instead gets bogged down by Crystal's amateurish directing and insatiable need to showcase himself. There's a good movie in there somewhere, though. Most likely it lies in the supporting characters. If Crystal had the ability to give up more screen time to David Paymer, Jerry Orbach, or Helen Hunt, he might not have ended up with such an uneven film. On the whole, Paymer's performance and the fact that the film remains sporadically interesting despite its flaws render Mr. Saturday Night worthy of at least a peek.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/4/2002
  • UPC: 883904130789
  • Original Release: 1992
  • Source: Mgm (Video & Dvd)
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Billy Crystal Buddy Young Jr.
David Paymer Stan Yankelman
Julie Warner Elaine
Helen Hunt Annie
Mary Mara Susan
Jerry Orbach Phil Gussman
Ron Silver Larry Meyerson
Sage Allen Mom
Jason Marsden Buddy - Age 15
Michael Weiner Stan (Age 18)
Jackie Gayle Gene
Carl Ballantine Freddie
Slappy White Joey
Jerry Lewis Himself
Costin Cszimas Acrobat
Pam Dixon
Phil Foreman Uncle Julius
Cantor Chayim Frenkel Cantor at Funeral
Birl Johns TV Show Dancer
Peter Kim 1st Korean
Rick Logan "Buddy Buddy" Singer
Maria A. Ferrari Olivo Fat Guy's Wife
Joey Shea MC
William Yamadera Japanese Client
Larry Gelman Mr. Gimbel
Kay Freeman Mrs. Gimbel
Howard Mann Stage Manager
Julius Branca Stage Manager
Liz Georges Script Girl
William Wendell Announcer
Hartley Haverty Susan-Age 6
Will Jordan Ed Sullivan
Josh Byrne Abie - Age 6
Tim Russ A.D.
Ben Diskin Stan - Age 9
Irving Wasserman Uncle Moe
Michael Ben-Edward Fat Guy in Audience
Richard Mehana Sidney
Mark Lonow Producer
Conrad Janis Director
Marc Shaiman Lucky Zinberg
Jan Lucas Karen (Casting Director)
Daniel Tisman Reece
Greg Paik 2nd Korean
Eugene Kaufmann Old Man
Miranda Garrison Apacke Dancer
Alberto Toledano Apacke Dancer
Richard Kind Reporter
Edith Fields Woman in Commercial
Adam Goldberg Eugene Gimbel
Talbot Perry Simons Man at Catskills
Lonnie Burr TV Show Dancer
Randy Doney TV Show Dancer
Joe A. Giamalva TV Show Dancer
Shadoe Stevens Fred
Bert Copello Sullivan A.D.
Lindsay Crystal Screaming Girl
Jerry Gadette Stage Hand
Lowell Ganz 1st Writer
Babaloo Mandel 2nd Writer
Bob Yerkes Acrobat
Marinela Cimpoeru Acrobat
Voinea Dumitru Acrobat
Adrian Smertcov Acrobat
Steve Kravitz Young Comic
Randy Crenshaw "Buddy Buddy" Singer
Geoff Koch "Buddy Buddy" Singer
Steve Lively "Buddy Buddy" Singer
Moira Kelly
Joe Mays
Gary Grossman Backstage Man
Technical Credits
Billy Crystal Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Kent Beyda Editor
Julie A. Bloom Asst. Director
Albert Brenner Production Designer
Lowell Ganz Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Dave Kelsey Special Effects
Kathe Klopp Set Decoration/Design
Babaloo Mandel Executive Producer, Screenwriter
Peter Montagna Makeup
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Donald Peterman Cinematographer
Peter Schindler Co-producer
Marc Shaiman Score Composer
Carol Wood Art Director
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