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Going Berserk (1983)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  30 September 1983 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Chick Leff
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Sal DiPasquale
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Nancy 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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Clarence
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Jerome Willy Muhammed
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Francine
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Storyline

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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Trivia

One of two films that lead actors, John Candy and Eugene Levy, both appeared in during 1983. The pair also were in National Lampoon's National Lampoon's Vacation (1983) first released in the same 1983 year. The two also both appeared in Splash (1984) which came out the following year in 1984. See more »

Quotes

John Bourgignon: Let's consummate the marriage now! Dive! Dive! It's hickey time!
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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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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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Blue Moon
Written by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Performed by The Marcels
courtesy of Key Seven Music
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"...it's one of Candy's earliest films, but it maybe his funniest!"
10 July 1999 | by (Deltona, Florida) – See all my reviews

Yeah,it's low budget. Yeah,it's one of Candy's earliest films, but it is maybe his funniest! John Candy was not so far removed from his SCTV days in "Going Berserk" and it shows. If you don't crack up when Candy tries to help a guy with his groceries while being hand-cuffed to an escaped cohort in the process of having sex with his girlfriend with only the apartment door separating them (huh?, see the movie!), or the way Euguene Levy (the creator of Kong Fu Yu) is talking to his mom on the phone, or just the countless number of facial expressions that only Candy could deliver you better check your pulse! If you like the John Candy of "Only the Lonely" this may not be a movie I would advise you to see, but if you enjoy the SCTV days of John Candy, this movie is a must see!


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