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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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Harry Fishbine
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Murdoch
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Davey
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Leroy
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Rodeo
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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 »

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Comedy | Drama

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26 May 1976 (USA)  »

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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

In the final shootout scene where Larry Hagman's character has been shot, the SWAT team arrives and in the background you can see SWAT team guys climbing a ladder to a roof across the street. In the next scene, from the same angle, you see the Swat team bring in and hoisting the ladder. See more »

Quotes

Mother: One of these days, Murdoch, we're gonna pool together and get you something that won't fight back. Like a quadruple amputee.
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Music by Roger Nichols
Lyrics by Will Jennings
Performed by Michelle Phillips
Arranged and Adapted by Gene Page
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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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