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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 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
Joe Spinell ...
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


R | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos escandalosos  »

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$444,746 (USA)

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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 »


Roy Raja: My name is Roy Rahmataj.
Barney: Hey, mind if we call you Roy Raja? Haha!
Roy Raja: You may call me "Lion of Kashmir".
Barney: And you may call me "The Boner of East L.A."
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References The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »


by Michael Been & Jim Goodwin
Performed by The Call
Produced by Michael Been & The Call
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Have to watch it more than once ! !
7 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I see something new every time I watch it .. you blew who ? I think this is one of the funniest movies ever made ..We have had parties just to view this film ..This has some great actors and comics in it ..You can and will be offended , but that is part of this movies charm .. This is Pauli Rodriguez's best role ever ...Eddie Deezen is great .. It is a movie to have fun with .. SO you have to sit down and wonder to your self ? do fish have .....? And what page was Eddie told to go to ? What makes good Frisbee's ? Where did Peabody go to ? what the hell is crosscut's ? And you probably will want to keep this away from the kids and great grand ma !

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