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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 May 1976 (USA)
Competition between privately owned LA ambulance companies is played for humor.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Harry Fishbine
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Murdoch
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Davey
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Leroy
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Rodeo
Milt Kamen ...
Barney
Barra Grant ...
Miss Crocker
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Bliss
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Naomi Fishbine
Ric Carrott ...
Harvey
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Moran
Bill Henderson ...
Charles Taylor
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Storyline

Los Angeles: A new law says that the first ambulance that arrives at an accident obtains the contract to transport the injured person. The result is ruthless competition between several companies. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The F & B Ambulance Co. is looking for a few good men... but they will take any body they can get. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

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Release Date:

26 May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ambulances tous risques  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

"Mother, Jugs & Speed" was shot very fast and on location out of a 20th Century Fox Cinemobile, a large mobile home like vehicle with all needed movie production gear stored inside. See more »

Goofs

When Leroy is shot, a wire is visible that pulls him back toward the bushes. See more »

Quotes

Harry Fishbine: This is STILL the United States of America, god damn it! Los Angeles, California! Land of the free, home of the...
Mother: Rams and the Dodgers!
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Connections

Referenced in Tripping the Rift: To eBay or Not to eBay (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Mellow Out
(uncredited)
Performed by The Crusaders
Written by Larry Carlton
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Cosby keeps the laughs coming
1 February 1999 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

The ads for this 1976 comedy described the film as "'MASH' on wheels" and that is the perfect description. It follows the exploits of paramedics in Los Angeles and the trouble they get into with the police, rival ambulance services, and each other. The film is very funny at times and deadly serious as traces of black comedy seep thru.

Bill Cosby heads the cast as Mother and gives, I believe, his best performance on the big screen. He's hip and funny. By no means is this film a classic but it is worth watching, especially if you're in a goofy mood. And Raquel Welch ain't bad to look at either.


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