(Martin Scors­ese, 1983) 12.50am, Film4

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The late Jerry Lewis proved him­self a fine ac­tor in Scors­ese’s dark satir­i­cal com­edy. Lewis is leg­endary TV show­man Jerry Lang­ford, who is stalked by Robert De Niro’s weirdo su­per­fan Ru­pert Pup­kin. Abet­ted by the equally dis­turbed Masha (San­dra Bern­hard), Pup­kin, a wannabe king of standup, hatches a plot to kid­nap Lang­ford to win TV prime­time. It’s an ex­cru­ci­at­ingly un­com­fort­able study of sad fan­tasy and sin­is­ter re­al­ity.

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