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Gilda Live (1980)

R | | Comedy | 28 March 1980 (USA)
A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

Directors:

Mike Nichols, Lorne Michaels (uncredited)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Gilda Radner ... Herself / Various Characters
Don Novello ... Father Guido Sarducci
Paul Shaffer ... Don Kirshner / The Candy Slice Group
Nils Nichols Nils Nichols ... Roadie
Bob Christianson ... Audition scene pianist
Howard Shore ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
Diana Grasselli Diana Grasselli
Myriam Valle Myriam Valle ... (as Miriam Valle)
Maria Vidal Maria Vidal
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Johnny Caruso ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
G.E. Smith ... The Candy Slice Group (as The Candy Slice Group)
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A filmed version of the Broadway show starring comedienne Gilda Radner, complete with the characters she made famous on the TV show "Saturday Night Live."

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Taglines:

Things like this only happen in the movies.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 March 1980 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$344,234, 30 March 1980

Gross USA:

$2,261,507

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,261,507
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Broadway Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

This was filmed at the same time as "The Blues Brothers", which created a conflict for Paul Shaffer. At the urging of Lorne Michaels, Shaffer chose to work on "Gilda: Live". His part in "The Blues Brothers" was given to Murphy Dunne and John Belushi is said to have remarked "Paul Shaffer is not a Blues Brother". See more »

Quotes

Gilda Radner: My, uh, my name is Gilda Radner. Uh, I've had extensive experience in children's theater. I worked for the board of education.
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Alternate Versions

NBC edited 18 minutes from this film for its 1982 network television premiere. See more »

Connections

Featured in Love, Gilda (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Honey (Touch Me With My Clothes On)
Written by Michael O'Donoghue
Performed by Gilda Radner
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Gilda makes me laugh....
22 August 1999 | by Mister-6See all my reviews

It's no more complicated than this: of all the comediennes that came from the early days of "Saturday Night Live", Gilda Radner was the funniest.

"Gilda Live" shows her doing what she does best. Not only is there a sketch featuring our old friend Emily Litella telling an interesting children's story but also a menagerie of other characters in routines that are funny, touching and somehow heartbreaking.

The biggest scene has to be Gilda singing the song "Let's Talk Dirty to the Animals". Just watch it "Gilda Live"; you'll see why.

Nine stars. Big laughs for the little lady.


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