About the film
Ernie Kovacs : Between the Laughter
Release Date: May 14, 1984
|Genres||:||Drama, TV Movie|
|Producers||:||David Rubin, David Levinson, Burt Bluestein|
|Writers||:||Edie Adams, April Smith|
This is a splendid little sleeper of a movie. Ernie Kovacs was one of the giants of early television. I think he would be pleased with the way Jeff Goldbloom captures his wonky personality. Melody Anderson also distills that of Edie Adams. There is a very basic heart tugging story about the search for Kovacs' two abducted daughters. But at the same time the film is funny --- Cloris Leachman is a hoot as Kovacs impossible mom --- and has many of the offbeat and innovative qualities of the old Kovacs show itself.