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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)

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

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Cast

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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
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Miss Crocker
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Bliss
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Naomi Fishbine
Ric Carrott ...
Harvey
Severn Darden ...
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

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26 May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ambulances tous risques  »

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Trivia

Mother's last name is Tucker. It is mentioned twice over the radio when Naomi Fishbine is calling Unit 1. Once when they are stopped for hamburgers and again when Jugs is along for her first training run. See more »

Goofs

As Murdoch and the other orderly are trying to bring the big woman down the stairs in the stretcher, you can see the pull wire attached underneath it. See more »

Quotes

Albert: Damn, Mother! You ain't gonna shaft this nigga twice in one week!
Mother: Please, Albert. Not in mixed company.
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Referenced in Relative Strangers (2006) See more »

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My Soul Is a Witness
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Performed by Billy Preston
Written by Joe Greene and Billy Preston
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Not a Bad Film, Funny with Touches of Dramatic Realism
8 February 2005 | by (Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a very funny, interesting and worth-watching movie from the 70s. It ought to be seen as a product of the early American indie that helped kick-start the anti-Hollywood boom that mirrored the social and cultural changes happening in the 70s. I liked it and I recommend it to anyone who wants to experience something with a rebellious flair. This film has an edge, not unlike Mean Streets or even Repo Man, and it addresses social issues while maintaining a satirical tack. I love movies from the 60s and 70s because they were made before the whole PG-13 watering down of American Cinema, before political correctness took hold of Hollywood, and before we all thought that we already knew everything there was to know.


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