Lenny (1974)

Strung Out

Strung out on heroin, Lenny (Dustin Hoffman) flails on stage.

Directed by Bob Fosse.

Released in 1974 by MGM.

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  • character-type: Comedian
  • character-type: Druggie
  • editors-choice: Awkward Moments
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Pre-20th Century Period Pieces
  • secondary-genre: Biography
  • secondary-genre: Dramas Based on Real Life
  • secondary-genre: 20th Century Period Pieces
  • secondary-genre: Showbiz Dramas
  • mood: Disturbing
  • mood: Controversial
  • setting: Stage
  • theme: Failure
  • theme: Addiction
  • actor: Dustin Hoffman
  • director: Bob Fosse
  • producer: Marvin Worth
  • producer: David V. Picker
  • cinematographer: Bruce Surtees
  • composer: Ralph Burns
  • editor: Alan Heim
  • costume-designer: Albert Wolsky
  • production-designer: Joel Schiller
  • role-name: Lenny Bruce
  • screenwriter: Julian Barry
  • year: 1974
  • studio: MGM