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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)

 -  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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Miss Crocker
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Bliss
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Naomi Fishbine
Ric Carrott ...
Harvey
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Moran
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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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Comedy | Drama

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26 May 1976 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Cave Dwellers (1991) See more »

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Dance
Music & Lyrics by Paul Jabara
Performed by Paul Jabara
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A classic
24 August 2004 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

A '70s masterpiece, MJS is a dark comedy about rival ambulance companies working the tough streets of modern-day LA. It is Bill Cosby's movie all the way as a smart-aleck driver, but he is lent able support by a large cast that includes a young Harvey Keitel as a suspended cop and freshly minted driver and Raquel Welch as a dispatcher and secretary with higher aspirations. Lots of ribald humor and gritty scenes, not all of them played for laughs, by any means. Sort of like CAR WASH, only more dramatic and shocking, even by today's standards. I would say it is due for a remake, but Hollywood would probaly screw it up.


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