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Sam Kinison: Why Did We Laugh
Sam Kinison Why Did We Laugh
Actors: Sam Kinison, Beverly D'Angelo, Rodney Dangerfield, Larry King, Bill Kinison
Director: Larry Carroll
Genres: Comedy, Documentary
NR     1998     1hr 30min

Containing rare, early footage of Sam preaching and performing stand-up, Why Did We Laugh? tells the story of a comedic genius who touched a deeper chord in people than most entertainers. Interviews with Jay Leno, Rodney D...  more »


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Actors: Sam Kinison, Beverly D'Angelo, Rodney Dangerfield, Larry King, Bill Kinison
Director: Larry Carroll
Creators: Sam Kinison, Bill Kinison, John Crawford, Larry Carroll, Arnold H. Orgolini, Linda Agnelli, Stuart Garret
Genres: Comedy, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Biography
Studio: Winstar
Format: DVD - Black and White,Color
DVD Release Date: 03/31/1998
Original Release Date: 01/01/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/1997
Release Year: 1998
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Black and White,Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

(5 out of 5 stars)

"The life of the late great Sam Kinison is explored from birth to his untimely death in this wonderful video. It has lots of interviews with Sam's friends, colegues, and his brother Bill. The way it is put together is great, with some of his best comedy clips on the video. It tells about the life of Sam Kinison very well, from the loud mouth hysterical man on stage, to the warm, caring man off it. Buy it... you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll laugh again."
Sam Kinison - I knew why I laughed!
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The late Sam Kinison has always been a maligned person due to his outrageous stage presence and performance. In this DVD, you can learn the way Sam REALLY died, see unseen footage of his standup start in Texas and see unseen footage of Sam when he was a preacher. Also included in this DVD are scenes with Dennis Miller, Larry King, Rodney Dangerfield, Jay Leno, Judy Tenuta and other famous faces. Sam may have been outrageous, crazy, and many other adverbs and adjectives, but you'll know the real story when it's over. Get this and find out the REAL story. END"
More than just a loud mouth, a lot more
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I watched "Why Did We Laugh" with great interest. Director Larry Carroll has found something deeper and much more interesting about Sam Kinison lurking just behind the noise and laughter. I didn't think it was possible but Kinison actually seems to have been a very human, very compelling character. Bravo."
J. Johnson | Anniston, AL United States | 05/16/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"If you really want to get into Sam's routine(s),don't buy this dvd. As soon as you start enjoying his material, it stops to interview someone else that knew him."