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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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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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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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26 May 1976 (USA)  »

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Ambulances tous risques  »

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$3,000,000 (estimated)
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"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 »

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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 In Living Color: Spike's Joint (1990) 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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"You can't bribe a city official with an I.O.U."
20 August 2005 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Black comedy, about a ragtag ambulance company out of Los Angeles battling their competitors while picking up an eclectic group of needy passengers, could best be described as schizophrenic (quirky boarding on outrageous). It manages to match its silly, yet surprisingly catchy, title with a well-written script and an excellent cast. Bill Cosby, Raquel Welch and Harvey Keitel make up an easy starring trio (another surprise), and Welch in particular seems extremely comfortable in the chaotic surroundings. Supporting players Allen Garfield, Valerie Curtin, and Dick Butkis as the Texan are all fun, though there's perhaps too much of live-wire Larry Hagman (having a permanent meltdown). Peter Yates directed, and while he's quick on his feet he's not always adept at managing the viewer's responses through the morass; these entangled vignettes possibly needed a bit more subtlety and class. Still, there are big laughs in the picture, a few tender moments, not to mention Los Angeles looking bright-and-shiny in 1976. I saw this in the theater when it first came out and the audience--probably having expected a slapstick comedy--filed out looking bewildered. The movie actually plays better today, and was in fact ahead of its time. Remade as a TV-movie in 1978 (with an extra 'g' in Jugs). **1/2 from ****


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