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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Chick Leff
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Sal DiPasquale
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Nancy Reese
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Ed Reese
Ann Bronston ...
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
Ronald E. House ...
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 »

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John Bourgignon: I'll just shut the fuck right up.
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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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Spoofs Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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SILENT RUNNING
Performed by Dixie Carter
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Forgotten gem
5 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Going Berserk" is actually one of the funniest Candy films I have ever seen, period. Sure, it's kinda low budget, but it's a non-stop comedic tour de force. There are tons of memorable quotes. For instance, when his soon-to-be father-in-law asks him how much he earns, Candy says "Oh, I pull down anywhere between thirty and...eleven thousand dollars a year, sir." Oh course, it is Candy's delivery that sells it. Just classic stuff. Eugene Levy also turns in a hilarious performance as a sleazy filmmaker. A clip of his horrible low budget movie "Kung Fu U" will have you rolling.

So if you are a Candy fan and want to rediscover a forgotten gem, I can't recommend this movie enough.


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