Punchline


2h 3m 1988

Brief Synopsis

Drama about the pressurized, often unglamorous world of the stand-up comic, centering around one talented, caustic comedian trying to be discovered, and a suburban housewife yearning to be funny.

Film Details

Also Known As
Punch Line
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Mark R Jennings
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; New Jersey, USA; Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Synopsis

Drama about the pressurized, often unglamorous world of the stand-up comic, centering around one talented, caustic comedian trying to be discovered, and a suburban housewife yearning to be funny.

Crew

Gary Anderson

Original Music

Dottie Archibald

Technical Advisor

Scott Arundale

Assistant Editor

Jerry A. Baerwitz

Associate Producer

Jerry A. Baerwitz

Unit Production Manager

Diane Bandolas

Production Auditor

James A Barbarino

Transportation Captain

Kevin Bartnoff

Foley

Bruce Birmelin

Photography

John S Boyd

Sound

Ricky Bravo

Camera Operator

Paul Brinkman

Location Manager

Jackie Burch

Casting

Gene S Cantamessa

Sound

Steve Cantamessa

Boom Operator

Daniel Allen Carlin

Music Editor

Ferne Cassel

Casting Associate

Ted Churchill

Steadicam Operator

Virginia Cook-mcgowan

Foley Editor

Ed Crocitto

Location Manager

Peg Cummings

Set Decorator

Ray De La Motte

Camera Operator

Jackson Degovia

Production Designer

Noori Dehnahi

Production Assistant

Dennis Dewaay

Construction Coordinator

Don Digirolamo

Sound

Alan Disler

Assistant Camera Operator

Gary Dodd

Key Grip

Bobby Dolan Jr.

Lighting Technician

Jay Dranch

Adr Editor

Patrick Drummond

Editor

Candy Edwards

Assistant Camera Operator

Susie Essman

Technical Advisor

Randy Fechter

Technical Advisor

Wayne Fitzgerald

Titles

Christopher Gegen

Assistant

Michael Gershman

Camera Operator

William Goldenberg

Assistant Editor

Louise Goodspeed

Assistant

Bruce Green

Editor

Robert Grieve

Sound Editor

Charles Gross

Music

Margaret Guinee

Sound Editor

Lee Harmon

Makeup

Wilt Henderson

Sound Editor

Phil Hetos

Color Timer

Ellen Heuer

Foley

Tim Hill

Transportation Coordinator

Joe Hubbard

Set Designer

Jeannie Jeha

Production Coordinator

Mark R Jennings

Cable Operator

John R Jensen

Art Director

Steven J Jordan

Set Designer

Robert Knudson

Sound

Douglas Kor

Technical Advisor

Greg Long

Production Assistant

Craig Lyman

Makeup

Beth Lynk

Sound Editor

Aggie Lyon

Costume Supervisor

Harry Madsen

Stunts

Dennis Maitland

Sound

Kim Maitland

Boom Operator

Ira Marvin

Unit Production Manager

Ira Marvin

Production Supervisor

Ricardo Mtndez Matta

Dga Trainee

Felix Mauras

Stunts

Jim Mcgrath

Key Grip

Princess Mclean

Assistant Director

Daniel Melnick

Producer

Michael Milgrom

Property Master

Gina Mittelman

Assistant Editor

Dan Moore

Costume Supervisor

Jay Moore

Art Director

Ooty Moorehead

Production Coordinator

Greg Orloff

Foley Mixer

Michael Pollock

Song

Kaye Pownall

Hair

Michael I Rachmil

Producer

James Raitt

Property Master

Andrea Ross

Wardrobe

Scott Rubin

Technical Advisor

John Rusk

Dga Trainee

Liz Ryan

Assistant Director

Solange Schwalbe

Foley Editor

David Seltzer

Screenplay

Frank Smathers

Dialogue Editor

Peter Lansdown Smith

Set Designer

Barry Sobel

Technical Advisor

Rich Steven

Dialogue Editor

Gary Tandrow

Lighting Technician

Jonas Thaler

Assistant Editor

Robert Topol

Scenic Artist

Jim Van Wyck

Associate Producer

Jim Van Wyck

Assistant Director

Reynaldo Villalobos

Director Of Photography

Karen Wookey

Script Supervisor

Janice Yarbrough

Associate Producer

Film Details

Also Known As
Punch Line
MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Comedy
Drama
Release Date
1988
Production Company
Mark R Jennings
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Releasing
Location
Los Angeles, California, USA; Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; New Jersey, USA; Queens, New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 3m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Fall September 30, 1988

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1989

Released in United States September 23, 1988

Re-released in United States on Video February 14, 1995

Wide Release in United States October 7, 1988

Formerly distributed by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video.

Began shooting March 9, 1987.

Fogwood Films is Sally Field's production company.

Re-released in United States on Video February 14, 1995

Released in United States on Video March 16, 1989

Released in United States September 23, 1988 (World premiere in Los Angeles September 23, 1988.)

Released in United States Fall September 30, 1988

Wide Release in United States October 7, 1988