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Going Berserk (1983)

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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
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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According to the DVD sleeve notes, the movie "recreates the inspired madness of The Marx Brothers and The Three Stooges". See more »

Quotes

Grandmother Reese: You're fat! My husband was fat. He's dead now. You must eat like a pig!
John Bourgignon: A pig. Yeah, yeah.
Grandmother Reese: Cigarettes'll kill you. My husband smoked, you know. He died from smoking too much.
John Bourgignon: I thought you said he died 'cause he was fat!
Grandmother Reese: He was fat, with bad lungs.
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Spoofs Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

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AEROBICS THEME
(Reach Higher for Beauty, Peace, Money, and Sucess)
Performed by Dixie Carter
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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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