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|Mr Warmth The Don Rickles Project|
Actors: Don Rickles, Steve Lawrence, Clint Eastwood, Whoopi Goldberg, Martin Scorsese
Director: John Landis
This terrific feature film comedy reveals the background of one of the legends of comedy Don Rickles.Hailed by some of today?s biggest comedians as one of the Kings of Comedy.Comedians reveal their unique stories and tell ... more »
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Share the Warmth
Bennet Pomerantz | Seabrook, Maryland | 01/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Don Rickles is a king of comedy. His style of humor will be lost when he is gone. He does not tell stories, he insults and audiences have loved him for over 40 years. There are very few who can do what Rickles does and get away with it! His nickname Mr Warmth is known everywhere if you know comedy
However he is also an actor with many TV and film appearances to his credit, everything from X - The Man with the X-Ray Eyes, Beach Party/Bikini Beachto Toy Story & Toy Story 2 (2 Pack). This actor did everything from drama to comedy and made you believe.
So the question is Who is the real Don Rickles?
this special film is part of discovering Rickles. The man, the comic , the actor and human being. You see him, before he goes out into show and some of his stage act. Note this is not a concert film of his act, it shows highlights of his act. Other comedians from Richard Lewis to Chris Rock discuss in interviews what makes Rickles a comedian they admire.
You see in film clips from the Tonight Show appearances and Dean Martin roasts, you see the classic insult comic at his best in a medium that showcases his talents. My favorite piece is the Tonight Show's Johnny Carson miffed at Rickles breaking his cigarette box on the previous Tonight Show where he guest hosted, going over Rickles's show which was taping next door and reaming the insult comic out.
Also You see Rickles the actor with interviews from Filmmaker Roger Corman and others. You see interviews and clips showing how he and Ernest Borgnine & Rickles did the Odd Couple on stage to how the comic became the voice of Mr. Potato Head
After all is said and done, you have a little more depth of Rickles the man and performer. It is good this was done now. He seems old and frail for 82. This film showcases a major bit player and a major comic legend. In most documentaries you are bored to tears when it is over, I wished this tribute would have lasted longer...I just feel we scratched the surface of the man
Share the Warmth, get this DVD
Bennet Pomerantz AUDIOWORLD"
John Landis on Rickles
Todd and In Charge | Miami, FL | 01/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a kid growing up in the 70s, I loved Don Rickles. I always tried to stay up to see him on The Tonight Show, and I caught his act several times in Vegas and on Miami Beach. I even had a "Cracked" magazine devoted to him, which came out around the time of CPO Sharkey.
This is a loving tribute by steady hand John Landis, and places Don's humor, love, and affection in context by taking the viewer through the times in which Rickles worked. Vegas, Miami Beach, the mob, Frankie, Johnny, great interview segments with close friend Bob Newhart and many others, this is a heartwarming and very affectionate tribute to a great comic and great show biz legend."
Mr. Warmth is a Genius!
Julie A. Ball | Houston, TX | 12/05/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I saw Mr. Rickles show on HBO and it is absolutely wonderful and very heart warming. I had read Rickles Book and knew some of his story already but this is icing on the cake. He did an excellent job of gathering all his family and friends together to make this story and their side, as well as his side, is such a tribute to a lifetime of someone who has made the world a better place to live. At first, I thought it might be a bit too vulgar to watch with my parents but then I thought, "He's THEIR generation!", and I was right, they laughed their socks off and have told everyone to look for this show on HBO. When I saw that there is a DVD coming out too, I couldn't wait to order that to go with my Dad's huge collection of Don Rickles movies and Dean Martin Roasts. Thanks to Mr. Rickles for putting such a great effort into this project. It shows and it's worth it. He's called "Mr. Warmth", as a sarcastic way of how he reacts to people during his shows. But, to us who have read his book and watched this show, he is a warm-hearted soul just doing what he does best...entertaining! Love him!"