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The Whoopee Boys (1986)

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 overview, first billed only:
Jake Bateman
Barney Benar
Col. Phelps
Henrietta Phelps
Andy Bumatai ...
Roy Raja
Eddie Lipschultz
Officer White
Karen A. Smythe ...
Clorinda Antonucci
Guido Antonucci
Robert Gwaltney ...
Humping the Butler
Judge Sternhill


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 matt-282

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The Whoopee Boys have a thing or two to show to high society. See more »


Comedy | Romance


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos escandalosos  »

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Box Office


$444,746 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Although uncredited, Linda Fiorentino plays the Spanish maid that disrupts the dance between Olivia and Strobe at the fancy party for the dog. See more »


Barney: [at another party, Barney sees the same old lady, now holding a Shar-Pei in her arm] Hey, it's my favorite dog lady again! How you doing? You have a new dog?
Woman with Dogs: Yes, this is a Shar-Pei; it's a Chinese dog.
Barney: [Barney pulls on the dog's wrinkled skin] Damn, you need to iron this dog, lady. Look at this!
Woman with Dogs: No, stop, that's just how the dog is!
Barney: Shit, you could fit two dogs in here!
[he continues to pull on the dog's loose skin]
Woman with Dogs: [Slapping Barney's hand away] No! Please, stop abusing my dog, you horrible man!
Barney: ...
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References Gandhi (1982) See more »


by Bishop Holiday, Scott Lipsker & Harold Payne
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Beating "High Society" at their own game
25 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was by far one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. It is SO 1980's. This movie is SOOO politically incorrect and is chocked full vulgarities, innuendos, and just overall silliness. The fact that this movie is an "Equal Opportunity Offender" is what makes it so great. Don't watch this movie if you cant take a joke.

If you are ready for 88 minutes of laughter at the expense of crude jokes and questionable acts with food (you will never look at a roasted turkey or a roasted pig in the same manner ever again), then go and rent this movie.

Please keep in mind that the production studio has not yet released this to DVD, so if you go looking for it at your local video store, check the VHS section. *Peace in your 'hood* - The Infochick

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