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Ernie Kovacs
Between the Laughter

14th May 1984
1h 40m
Lamont Johnson

Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter is a 1984 Drama film released on 14th May; Lamont Johnson directed the film which stars Jeff Goldblum, Cloris Leachman, and Gary Grubbs.


This is a splendid little sleeper of a movie. Ernie Kovacs was one of the giants of early television. I think he would be pleased with the way Jeff Goldbloom captures his wonky personality. Melody Anderson also distills that of Edie Adams. There is a very basic heart tugging story about the search for Kovacs' two abducted daughters. But at the same time the film is funny --- Cloris Leachman is a hoot as Kovacs impossible mom --- and has many of the offbeat and innovative qualities of the old Kovacs show itself.

Genres & Themes

Cast (36)

Jeff Goldblum's profile Jeff Goldblum
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Cloris Leachman's profile Cloris Leachman
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Gary Grubbs's profile Gary Grubbs
Age at Filming ≈ 34
John Glover's profile John Glover
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Michael Higgins's profile Michael Higgins
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Francis X. McCarthy's profile Francis X. McCarthy
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Mike Genovese's profile Mike Genovese
Age at Filming ≈ 41
Elsa Raven's profile Elsa Raven
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Jordan Charney's profile Jordan Charney
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Lois de Banzie's profile Lois de Banzie
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Soleil Moon Frye
Age at Filming ≈ 7
Fran Bennett's profile Fran Bennett
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Arthur Taxier's profile Arthur Taxier
Age at Filming ≈ 32
Melody Anderson
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Edie Adams
Age at Filming ≈ 56
Walter Mathews
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Madolyn Smith Osborne's profile Madolyn Smith Osborne
Age at Filming ≈ 26
Mary Alan Hokanson
Age at Filming ≈ 67
Liam Sullivan
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Joseph Mascolo's profile Joseph Mascolo
Age at Filming ≈ 54
Tom Ormeny
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Sally Stevens
Age at Filming ≈ 44
David Garrison
Age at Filming ≈ 31

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Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter Stats

Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

3% 0-12
6% 20-29
17% 30-39
14% 40-49
17% 50-59
8% 60-69
36% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

39% Female
61% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Neutral/Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown

Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter FAQ

When was Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter released?

Ernie Kovacs: Between the Laughter was released 40 years ago, on Monday May 14th, 1984.