Studio: HBO Films
Director: Tom Shadyac
Screenwriter: Rich Wilkes
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Genre: Biography, Drama
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Plot Summary: HBO Films has decided to give the bigscreen treatment to the late Sam Kinison.
A biopic of the outrageous comic, based on the memoir "Brother Sam: The Short, Spectacular Life of Sam Kinison" by Bill Kinison and Steve Delson
The story will trace Kinison's rise as the son of a preacher to be one of the most cutting-edge and significant comedians of his era. Kinison first came into the public eye with an appearance on HBO's Rodney Dangerfield-hosted "Young Comedians" special in 1984. His comedy often pivoted on his former role as an evangelist, with his first album titled "Louder Than Hell."
Kinison made his film debut in 1986 in Dangerfield's "Back to School," playing an angry professor. He died in a traffic accident in 1992.
Shadyac and Permut had "Brother Sam" set up at Universal for many years before taking the project to HBO, where it was first developed as a TV movie with Dan Fogler starring.