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Get Bruce!

Director:Andrew Kuehn
Miramax Films; R; 93 minutes
Release:9/99
With:Bruce Vilanch, Whoopi Goldberg, Bette Midler, Billy Crystal

Bruce Vilanch is ghostwriter to the stars, and Get Bruce! is his film. The gay Jewish fortysomething may very well be the funniest man in Hollywood, although until this documentary, the general public had only seen his face on TV's Hollywood Squares. Get Bruce! chronicles Vilanch's rise from journalism to scripting jokes for the Academy Awards and President Clinton's 50th birthday party, offering glimpses into the creative process of making cracks. Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, and Billy Crystal are just a few of the countless stars Vilanch has collaborated with. His backstage wit coupled with their on-screen fame make this documentary a modest success.


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