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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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Sal DiPasquale
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Patti Reese
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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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Comedy

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Release Date:

30 September 1983 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Drums Over Malta  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$234,950, 2 October 1983, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$234,950, 2 October 1983
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of the Elvis impersonators, Pete Wilcox, has also appeared as Elvis in the following T.V. shows: Charles in Charge, Cheers, Sledgehammer, Pacific Blue, and E.R. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

References The Andy Griffith Show (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

AEROBICS THEME
(Reach Higher for Beauty, Peace, Money, and Sucess)
Performed by Dixie Carter
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john candy's 2nd best film
9 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

yeah, it's a bit of a silly film, so if you are looking for an oscar performance, forget this one......but, if you love John Candy's humor, this is a must-see. We lost John Candy before he made enough of his great brand of comedy, and he is only better in one movie: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (with Steve Martin). Excellent supporting performance by Eugene Levy, perhaps his best work ever as the hot-headed Sal DiPasquale. Also good acting by Richard Libertini, Alley Mills & Pat Hingle. You must see this obscure and out-of-print film if you are a John Candy or Eugene Levy fan.


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