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The Whoopee Boys (1986)

R  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  22 August 1986 (USA)
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Two obnoxious and dim-witted misfits attempt to save a school for needy children by attempting to sneak into the wealthy high society of Palm Beach to get the money needed for their cause.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jake Bateman
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Barney Benar
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Col. Phelps
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Henrietta Phelps
Andy Bumatai ...
Roy Raja
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Eddie Lipschultz
Marsha Warfield ...
Officer White
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Shelley
Karen A. Smythe ...
Clorinda Antonucci
Joe Spinell ...
Guido Antonucci
Robert Gwaltney ...
Humping the Butler
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Olivia
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Judge Sternhill
Stephen Davies ...
Strobe
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Whitey
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Storyline

Two dim-witted street peddlers, Jack and Barney, arrive in Palm Beach, Florida, looking for a better, wealthier lifestyle. In Palm Beach, Jack falls for Olivia, a young heiress running an orphaned children's shelter being threatened with foreclosure. Jack, at Barney's insistence, enrolls them both at a finishing school so they can learn the etiquette of the upper class in order to fit in with the hope that Olivia's uncle will approve of Jack wanting to marry her and help her obtain an inheritance to save the orphanage. Written by Matthew Patay

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Doing all the wrong things in all the wrong places. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos escandalosos  »

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$444,746 (USA)
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Trivia

Jack Nitzsche:  man who yells at Barney and Jack for being in the pool. See more »

Quotes

Barney: [the class at the Phelps School is introducing themselves] Hi, my name is Barney Benar. I'm here with my friend Jake because there's this girl he's trying to nail...
Jake Bateman: [shakes his head and clears his throat] Mmm-mm!
Barney: What? Oh. Sure he loves her, sure he wants to fuck her...
Barney: [Jake makes the same sound, louder] Oh, whatever. I'm just with him, man.
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References Hogan's Heroes (1965) See more »

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POMP AND CIRCUMSTANCE NO. 1
by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
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Never beaten in 20 years
20 October 2006 | by (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Okay, I see that from the comments that this film was made for the US market and as we both seem to be diverse in opinion when it comes to humour. This gem I first watched as a rental, as I could find nothing more in the shop that interested me. Well for a change it paid off, as I to this day still talk about the funniest film I have ever watched. Yes it's base humour but it's base humour at it finest. I spilt my beer in the scene with the posh woman holding the dog and he asks the dog "is that nasty lady squeezing your genitals"? I have recently returned from Cannes where all the woman carry their dogs and that scene kept flashing back to me. This film is a peach and a rarity, dumber and dumber came nowhere near it in laughs per minute.


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