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

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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
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Officer White
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Shelley
Karen A. Smythe ...
Clorinda Antonucci
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Guido Antonucci
Robert Gwaltney ...
Humping the Butler
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Olivia
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Judge Sternhill
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Strobe
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Whitey
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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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The Whoopee Boys have a thing or two to show to high society. 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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Jack Nitzsche:  man who yells at Barney and Jack for being in the pool. See more »

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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 Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

MAKIN' WHOOPEE
by Walter Donaldson & Gus Kahn
Performed by Paul Rodriguez
Produced by Tony Berg
Courtesy of The Entertainment Music Co./CBS Records
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One of the funniest movies made
21 February 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

When I saw this movie the first time I thought it was soso. Since I'm a listener to Mike Oldfield I thought I'm going to give another chance. I looked at it again this time when I wasn't tired. What a super movie! The jokes gets so lost in the translations so you shouldn't watch it if can't follow the English. Obviously you have to have a certain sense of humor to really appreciate a movie like this. It's not the plumpness in the jokes made by Jake's partner but instead the total charm of these dim-wits who try to make it. I told my friend at the pub about the last joke "as long as I have a face..." and I got a couple of good laughs from some girls that overheard our conversation. A movie I really recommend.

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