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Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project

Director: John Landis Run Time: 89 min. Format: Digital Rating: NR Release Year: 2007

Starring:  Chris Rock,  Clint Eastwood,  Harry Dean Stanton,  John Landis,  Robert De Niro,  Steve Lawrence, Clint Eastwood, Don Rickles, Martin Scorsese, Whoopi Goldberg

COMEDIANS IN FILM takes a look at the king of comedy, Don Rickles, in John Landis’ documentary MR. WARMTH: THE DON RICKLES PROJECT.

Every night when I go out on stage, there’s always one nagging fear in the back of my mind. I’m always afraid that somewhere out there, there is one person in the audience that I’m not going to offend! – Don Rickles

Renowned director John Landis offers up a portrait of legendary comedian Don Rickles (in an Emmy-winning role) by blending clips of Rickles’s appearances at the Dean Martin celebrity roasts and on “The Tonight Show” with footage from his stand-up routine and interviews. A slew of celebrities — including Martin Scorsese, Christopher Guest, Robin Williams, Sarah Silverman, Sidney Poitier and Clint Eastwood — offer their insights on the man known as “Mr. Warmth.”

Part of Nitehawk’s summer program COMEDIANS IN FILM.