Punchline

Overview

Sally Field goes the Roseanne route in Punchline. Field plays a housewife and mother who suddenly develops the urge to be a comedienne. Her comic instincts are on target, but her timing and delivery stinks. Tom Hanks, a stand-up comic with a few years' experience under his belt, offers to teach Field the ropes. As they get to know each other, Hanks and Field begin to pick up on each other's shortcomings; though Hanks has far more talent than Field, for example, he has a positively ruinous habit of expressing his ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (VHS)
  • All (4) from $1.99   
  • Used (4) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$1.99
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(16636)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Very Good
Sony Pictures Home E, 01/30/1996, VHS Tape, Ex-Rental. Very Good condition. VHS Tape. Case Good. Original artwork may contain stickers or shelfware. Quality guaranteed!

Ships from: Frederick, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$1.99
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(16636)

Condition: Good
Sony Pictures Home E, 01/30/1996, VHS Tape, Ex-Rental. Good condition. VHS Tape. Case Good. Original artwork may contain stickers or shelfware. Quality guaranteed!

Ships from: Frederick, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$3.50
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(330)

Condition: Like New
Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist, Damon Wayans February 1, 2000 VHS Fine in fine packaging. Originally released: 1988. Language: English. Run ... time: 122 mins. (m37) VHS movie is in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Oxford, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$3.50
Seller since 2007

Feedback rating:

(330)

Condition: Like New
Sally Field, Tom Hanks, John Goodman, Mark Rydell, Kim Greist, Damon Wayans February 1, 2000 VHS Fine in fine packaging. Language: English. Run time: 122 mins. Originally ... released: 1988. (m10a) VHS movie is an ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box in excellent cond. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Oxford, MA

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Marketplace
BN.com

All Available Formats & Editions

Overview

Sally Field goes the Roseanne route in Punchline. Field plays a housewife and mother who suddenly develops the urge to be a comedienne. Her comic instincts are on target, but her timing and delivery stinks. Tom Hanks, a stand-up comic with a few years' experience under his belt, offers to teach Field the ropes. As they get to know each other, Hanks and Field begin to pick up on each other's shortcomings; though Hanks has far more talent than Field, for example, he has a positively ruinous habit of expressing his deep-down dislike of everyone else in the world, and this frequently alienates his audience. Writer-director David Seltzer times Punchline like a good joke; he continually sets up for the expected, then pulls a last-minute fast one, keeping the film lively and unpredictable throughout. The supporting cast, coincidentally including future Roseanne star John Goodman, is uniformly superb.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Director David Seltzer's 1988 film about the world of stand-up comedy, Punchline is a slice-of-life backstage pass with some Hollywood embellishment. Seltzer employs a good bit of documentary style as he gives us a glimpse at the performers' heartbreakingly competitive world, featuring a slew of real-life luminaries (including Damon Wayans and John Goodman). Tom Hanks shows good emotional range in his role as an irascible hotshot comic, and Sally Field is convincing as a Jersey housewife-turned-comedienne. Hanks demonstrates an edgy side to his comedy that all but vanished in his later transformation into a blockbuster actor. The film's subtext probes the nature of comedians and comedy itself: the funny can often be sad, and vice versa.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2000
  • UPC: 043396650107
  • Original Release: 1988
  • Rating:

  • Source: Sony Pictures
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sally Field Lilah Krytsick
Tom Hanks Steven Gold
John Goodman John Krytsick
Mark Rydell Romeo, Comedy Club Owner
Kim Greist Madeline Urie
Damon Wayans Percy
Pamela Matteson Utica Blake
George Michael McGrath Singing Nun
Taylor Negron Albert Emperator
Barry Neikrug Krug
Angel Salazar Rico
Joycee Katz Joycee
Mac Robbins Billy Lane
Max Alexander Mister Ball
Paul Kozlowski Jerry Petroviak
Barry Sobel Robyn Green
Marty Pollio Juggling Comic
Kimberly Ryusaki
Bob Zmuda Audience Participant & Heckler
Paul Mazursky Arnold
Kate Rich Eve
Charles David Richard Maitre d'
Casey Sander Ernie the Bartender
Michael Pollock Piano Player
Consuela Nance Waitresses of the Gas Station
Andrea Adams Waitresses of the Gas Station
Candace Cameron Carrie
Laura Jacoby Jenny
Bianca Rose Heidi
Ron Ulstad Madeline's Boss
Howard Weller Talent Scout
Richard Parker Talent Scout
Andrew Parker Boy on Gurney
Randy Fechter Young Doctor
Sam H. Ginsburg Sam, The Laughing Patient
Angela Bennett Nurse
Cameron Thor Audience Participant and Heckler
Jimmy Lewis Audience Participant and Heckler
Scott Williams Audience Participant and Heckler
Carin Badger Audience Participant and Heckler
John Kirby Marketing Man
Robina Suwol Buffy
Robert Britton Murray
Mark Goldstein Mark
Melissa Tufeld Mark's Wife
Dottie Archibald Mrs. Petroviak
Susie Essman Lilah's Hairdresser
Joey Vega Waiter in Coffee Shop
Ben Hartigan Older Clergyman
Jimmy Brogan Younger Clergyman
George D. Wallace Dr. Wishniak
Crane Jackson Second Faculty Examiner
Rich Ramirez Taxi Driver
Mike Starr Man with Bullhorn
Technical Credits
David Seltzer Director, Screenwriter
Jackie Burch Casting
Daniel Allan Carlin Musical Direction/Supervision
Peg Cummings Set Decoration/Design
Jackson de Govia Production Designer
Bruce Green Editor
Robert Grieve Sound/Sound Designer
Charles Gross Score Composer
Lee C. Harman Makeup
Joe Hubbard Set Decoration/Design
John R. Jensen Production Designer
John Jensen Art Director
Aggie Lyon Costumes/Costume Designer
Daniel Melnick Co-producer
Dan Moore Costumes/Costume Designer
Michael Pollock Songwriter
Michael Rachmil Co-producer
Peter Smith Set Decoration/Design
Jim Van Wyck Asst. Director
Reynaldo Villalobos Cinematographer
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously