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7th October 1988
2h 3m
David Seltzer
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Punchline is a 1988 Comedy Drama film released on 7th October; David Seltzer directed the film which stars Tom Hanks, John Goodman, and Sally Field. The film was a box office success, earning a profit of $6,032,267 on its budget.


Lilah Krytsick is a mother and housewife who's always believed she could be a stand-up comedian. Steven Gold is an experienced stand-up seemingly on the cusp of success. When the two meet, they form an unlikely friendship, and Steven tries to help the untried Lilah develop her stage act. Despite the objections of her family and some very wobbly beginnings, Lilah improves, and soon she finds herself competing with Steven for a coveted television spot.

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When was Punchline released?

Punchline was released 35 years ago, on Friday October 7th, 1988.

Who plays the lead role(s) in Punchline?

The lead role is played by Tom Hanks in the role of Steven Gold.

How much did Punchline cost to make?

The budget was $15,000,000.

How much money did Punchline make?

The worldwide revenue was $21,032,267.

Is Punchline on Netflix?

No, Punchline is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is Punchline on Amazon Prime?

No, Punchline is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is Punchline on Disney Plus?

No, Punchline is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States