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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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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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Trivia

The DVD sleeve notes state that the movie features such comic character actors as Paul Dooley, Bill Saluga and Richard Libertini. See more »

Quotes

Chick Leff: Now what are you going to say to her?
John Bourgignon: I'm going to take your advice. I'm going to sit her down. Look her in the eyes. And lie my ass off.
Chick Leff: Always works, Johnny.
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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 Love Boat (1977) See more »

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SILENT RUNNING
Performed by Dixie Carter
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A 1980s Hidden Gem?
8 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A drummer/chauffeur (John Candy) engaged to a congressman's daughter (Alley Mills) encounters a sleazy film director (Eugene Levy), the leader of an aerobics cult (Richard Libertini), and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding.

If you want to see a very skinny Eugene Levy, or a young pre-ghost busting Ernie Hudson, this is the film for you. Obviously not as big as other John Candy films, but well worth a watch if you happen to be a fan. (As someone who is more familiar with "Freaks and Geeks" than "SCTV", it was a special treat for me to see a young Joe Flaherty.) That is really all I can say. A fun film to be sure...


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