Lenny (1974)

In Bob Fosse’s compelling drama, Hoffman plays comedian Lenny Bruce, a tortured soul who goes off the rails.

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Introduction

Hoffman delivers a note-perfect performance as controversial comedian Lenny Bruce, a tortured soul with a drug problem and a no-boundaries approach to his act, which brings him into direct conflict with the law.

Juxtaposing Bruce in his prime with a man towards the end of his career and at the end of his tether, this is a compelling, authentic piece enhanced by its use of black and white film.

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