My Breakfast with Blassie

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My Breakfast with Blassie
Directed by Linda Lautrec
Johnny Legend
Mark Shepard
Produced by Linda Lautrec
Johnny Legend
Written by Linda Lautrec
Johnny Legend
Starring Andy Kaufman
Freddie Blassie
Music by Linda Mitchell
Distributed by Artist Endeavours International
Release date
  • 1983 (1983)
Running time
60 minutes
Country United States
Language English

My Breakfast with Blassie is a 1983 film starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie.[1]

It is a mostly improvised parody of the art film My Dinner with Andre and is set in a Sambo's restaurant where Kaufman and Blassie have a discussion over breakfast. Lynne Margulies, who would later become Kaufman's girlfriend, plays a role; in fact, she and Kaufman met for the first time on camera. Also featured is Bob Zmuda, who plays a nosy fan.

My Breakfast with Blassie was conceived of by Linda Lautrec and Johnny Legend as a satire on My Dinner with Andre. Linda Lautrec and Andy Kaufman loosely scripted the film over several months late at night on the telephone. Linda's dual role (as director and actress) was scripted as an irritating fan who requests Andy's autograph after he washes his hands.

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