A pitiful black comedy starring the less-than-universally loved Robby Benson, DIE LAUGHING is the story of a kid who is in the wrong place at the wrong time and, as a result, is blamed for the murder of a top nuclear scientist. For what seems like an eternity, Pinsky (Benson) is pursued by
an obsessed bigot (Bud Cort) and his pal (Charles Durning). This annoying formula effort borrows randomly from countless more successful films. Still, DIE LAUGHING offers an opportunity to see Peter Coyote (JAGGED EDGE; A MAN IN LOVE) early in his film career.