An ice hockey star is accosted by a youth gang who attempt to rob him; after he chases them off he catches the youngest member and gives him a ride home, where he meets the boy's mother. A ... See full summary »
Maria Conchita Alonso,
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a... See full summary »
Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »
Rival gangster Maroni's butchering of the English language is a parody of the stereotypes of Italian immigrants in old movies who have exaggerated accents and speak poor English. The parody is carried further still whenever Maroni swears. Examples are "Fargin Iceholes" is meant to be "Fucking Assholes" and "Corksuckers" is "Cocksuckers". See more »
When Johnny is trying to get into the club after being dropped off by Lil, he ducks behind a white car. The poster on the cinema behind him is playing "Jack London's, Call Of The Wild" with Clarke Gable. This movie was released in 1935, where as the scene is set in the very early 30's See more »
Sally's place is in the home and I intend to support her and I'll do anything - shine boots, drive a hack, blow glass. Anything.
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After the opening credits, you see "1935" on the screen. A car in the near lane of the street drives behind it. Then, another car (in the far lane) runs into the number sitting on the road, and smashes it to pieces. See more »
One the whole, this movie isn't perfect. It doesn't 'hang well' together as the story line is basically a bunch of hooks to hang jokes.
Some of these jokes are a little 'too 80s' and tend to date the picture.
But some of these jokes are classic.
You know a movie has something special when you and your friends still reference silly quotes from it over 2 decades later.
Plus, there are a bunch of familiar faces; Michael Keaton, Danny Devito, Joe Piscapo, Peter Boyle, Marilu Henner, Maureen Stapleton, Bob Eubanks, Griffin Dunne, and one of the last roles of Alan Hale Jr., the Skipper from Gilligan's Island.
Also, there are some great absurdist moments, like when Johnny is labelling the puppies with a pricing gun, or the Pope making an appearance in Johnny's neighborhood. Also, the scene where the fake priest makes up a lot of words in Latin is excellent. ("Summa cum laude, magna cum laude, the radio's too louda... Post meridian, ante meridian, uncle meridian").
Other Classic Scenes include Ramone Maroney butchering the English language Danny Devito urging Griffin Dunne to 'Play Ball' Peter Boyle thinking he lost his manhood The fake VD movie
This movie is no home run. But like 'Porky's', it has enough classic comedy bits to make it memorable.
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