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
Michael Ben-Edward Fat Guy in Audience
Julius Branca Stage Manager
Lonnie Burr TV Show Dancer
Josh Byrne Abie - Age 6
Marinela Cimpoeru Acrobat
Bert Copello Sullivan A.D.
Randy Crenshaw "Buddy Buddy" Singer
Lindsay Crystal Screaming Girl
Costin Cszimas Acrobat
Ben Diskin Stan - Age 9
Pam Dixon
Randy Doney TV Show Dancer
Voinea Dumitru Acrobat
Edith Fields Woman in Commercial
Phil Foreman Uncle Julius
Kay Freeman Mrs. Gimbel
Cantor Chayim Frenkel Cantor at Funeral
Jerry Gadette Stage Hand
Lowell Ganz 1st Writer
Miranda Garrison Apacke Dancer
Larry Gelman Mr. Gimbel
Liz Georges Script Girl
Joe A. Giamalva TV Show Dancer
Adam Goldberg Eugene Gimbel
Gary Grossman Backstage Man
Hartley Haverty Susan-Age 6
Conrad Janis Director
Birl Johns TV Show Dancer
William Jordan Ed Sullivan
Will Jordan Ed Sullivan
Eugene Kaufmann Old Man
Moira Kelly
Peter Kim 1st Korean
Richard Kind Reporter
Geoff Koch "Buddy Buddy" Singer
Steve Kravitz Young Comic
Steve Lively "Buddy Buddy" Singer
Rick Logan "Buddy Buddy" Singer
Mark Lonow Producer
Jan Lucas Karen (Casting Director)
Babaloo Mandel 2nd Writer
Howard Mann Stage Manager
Joe Mays
Richard Mehana Sidney
Maria A. Ferrari Olivo Fat Guy's Wife
Greg Paik 2nd Korean
Tim Russ A.D.
Marc Shaiman Lucky Zinberg
Joey Shea MC
Talbot Perry Simons Man at Catskills
Adrian Smertcov Acrobat
Shadoe Stevens Fred
Daniel Tisman Reece
Alberto Toledano Apacke Dancer
Irving Wasserman Uncle Moe
William Wendell Announcer
William Yamadera Japanese Client
Bob Yerkes Acrobat
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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