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 overview, first billed only:
Jake Bateman
Barney Benar
Col. Phelps
Henrietta Phelps
Andy Bumatai ...
Roy Raja
Eddie Lipschultz
Marsha Warfield ...
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 Matthew Patay

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


Comedy | Romance


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Release Date:

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 »


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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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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