An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.

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B.D. Tucker
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Buzz Beckerman
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A.J. Norbecker
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Elliott Morrison
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Frankie Falcone
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Harley Feemer
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Stanley Dickler
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Mary Morrison (as Ren Woods)
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Thief (as Alar Aedma)
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Robert Wolberg ...
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Gerald Vichi ...
Bartender Freddie
Maurice Shrog ...
Bartender Eddie
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An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar. Written by Andrew Lenahan <alenahan@doubt.com>

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30 August 1985 (USA)  »

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The Selling of America  »

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Sandra Bernhard was fired and replaced by Loretta Swit. See more »

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A.J. Norbecker: Norbecker Lite. For whether you take it in a bottle or in the can.
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References Capricorn One (1977) See more »

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Michelob Light for the Winners
Composed by Mark Weinstein and Gary Klaff
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A Great 1980s Comedy -- Needs A Comeback!
6 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An advertising firm, desperate to keep an account from a financially-ailing brewery, concocts a macho ad campaign centering on three losers who inadvertently prevent a robbery at a bar.

There is much to be said about the world of advertising, especially with beer. It could be parodied and satirized, and they made a solid attempt at it here. Although now thirty years old, it is interesting to see that the ideas depicted in this film have not really changed.

I loved the little kid with the ghetto blaster -- it is so 1980s! And then his father saying, "I have worked my whole life to keep big radios off your shoulders." This works well with the scenes not much later with David Alan Grier trying to be stereotypically black. Humor that is racial without being racist always makes me smile, and I think they nailed it.

Oh, and then there is Rip Torn. While he does not get as much screen time as he should -- and is not as weird here as he is in such films as "Dodgeball" -- you cannot go wrong with him showing up!


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