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A drummer/chauffeur engaged to a congressman's daughter encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding.

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Chick Leff
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Sal DiPasquale
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Nancy Reese
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Ed Reese
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Patti Reese
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Mrs. Reese (as Eve Brent Ashe)
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Grandmother Reese
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Rev. Sun Yi Day
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Angela
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Dr. Ted
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Bruno
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Clarence
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Jerome Willy Muhammed
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Francine
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Limo driver John Bourgignon is engaged to Nancy Reese. Her father, Congressman Ed Reese, is running for president and crusading against cult leader Sun Yi. Misadventure and intrigue stalk John and Nancy's path to the altar. Written by Anonymous

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The good, the bad, and the stupid.

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30 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drums Over Malta  »

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First top-billed role in a major Hollywood comedy for actor-comedian John Candy. See more »

Quotes

Angela: [voice in the aerobics class] Reach for beauty, reach for peace, reach for money and success! And stretch! Stretch!
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Crazy Credits

The entire plot of the movie is told in a rap song during the opening credit:

Well John's the lead in this meaty scene He's the Candyman, if you know what I mean. And he drives a long black limousine With his sidekick Chick! [car horn sound] Now John's the drummer out in the street, But the man can't even keep a beat So he spins his wheels to make ends meet. You got it? [Girl's voice: "Huh?"] Stay with me now! John's got a pretty little fiancé. When her daddy's trying to pull a power play, And if Big Daddy gets his way, Our man John will be wearing seaman's shooooooes! See more »

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Blue Moon
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A Funny Under Rated Film
18 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of John's Funniest, Eugene Levy is great in this one as well, Just wish the studio would figure out that this one needs to be on DVD, i have it on video tape, but feel that this film deserves DVD (and extras would be great) the Kung Fu Uuniversity (Kung Fu U) skit is so very funny, as is the entire film, also the scenes he has with his girlfriend and her family are great, this movie never seems to be on TV, but it loses most of it's hilarity when edited for broadcast TV, if you can find the video i would suggest you buy it (ebay is a good place to find a copy) I will keep my VHS until one day we get to see it on DVD. there are so many great movies out there that still have not been released to DVD, and this is one of them.


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