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Bud and Lou

Bud and Lou

Comedy is No Laughing MatterNov. 15, 197898 Min.
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Synopsis

They were the greatest partners that ever partnered, partner. No, I haven’t lost the ability to write, I’m simply repeating the word repeated ad nauseam in the 1978 television biopic, Bud and Lou. I avoided watching/reviewing this for a while, predominately because I know absolutely nothing about Abbott and Costello, and the duo, embodied by Buddy Hackett and Harvey Korman, instilled a belief this was a cheapo TV movie….which it is. Bud and Lou plays as if the screenwriter read a Sparknotes write-up about the duo and thought it was too long. On top of it all, the characters are bipolar in temperament and horribly miscast. For a movie about two comedians, the only humor derived is in the belief this television movie was a good idea. Bud Abbott (Korman) and Lou Costello (Hackett) struggle to rise up the burlesque ranks, eventually becoming successful comedic actors. However, various problems complicate their fame.
Bud and Lou
Original title Bud and Lou

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Cast

Harvey Korman isBud Abbott
Bud Abbott
Buddy Hackett isLou Costello
Lou Costello
Michele Lee isAnne Costello
Anne Costello
Arte Johnson isEddie Sherman
Eddie Sherman
Robert Reed isAlan Randall
Alan Randall
William Tregoe isTed Collins
Ted Collins
Danny Dayton isGene Duffy
Gene Duffy

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