Die Laughing [1980]
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“As a singer, he’s a killer. As a lover, he’s a killer. As a killer, he’s a lovely singer.” In this guilty pleasure directed by Jeff Werner, cabbie and aspiring singer “Pinsky” (Robby Benson) becomes involved in the murder of a nuclear scientist and tries to protect an organ-grinder monkey from “Mueller,” a "a sadistic crypto-fascist" portrayed by none other than Bud Cort (Harold & Maude). Oh yeah, the plot also includes a “Battle of the Bands” competition. No, I’m not kidding! The cast also features Linda Grovenor as “Amy,” Charles Durning as “Arnold” and Elsa Lanchester as “Sophie.” Benson sings several catchy tunes, including “Mr. Weinstein's Barber Shop,” “All I Want is Love” and “Far Side of a Dream.” Die Laughing was Cort’s first film following a near-fatal car accident in 1979. Useless Trivia: Die Laughing was the last film of Elsa Lanchester (1902-86). 

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Ginger - 2013-09-20 19:23:00

Die Laughing was a very fun movie! It had its slow spots, but all in all it showed Robby's flair for physical comedy as well as his fantastic musical talent.