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The Whoopee Boys (1986)

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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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Two dim-wited street pedlers, Jack and Barney, arrive in Palm Beach, Florida looking for a better and wealthy lifestyle when Jack falls for Olivia, a young heiress running a shelter for orphaned children which is threatened with forclosure. Jack, at Barney's insistance, enrolls both of them at a finishing school to learn the edicate of the upper classes in order to fit in and hope Oliva's uncle will approve of Jack wanting to marry her and help her obtain an inheretence 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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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 »

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 The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962) See more »

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THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW
by Vance Brescia
Performed by Micky Dolenz & Peter Tork (of The Monkees)
Produced by Michael Lloyd
Courtesy of Arista Records, Inc.
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Dumb and Dumber before it was fashionable
18 December 1998 | by (Fresno, California) – See all my reviews

A great movie if you understand what you are getting into. Check your brain and all shreds of rational thinking at the door. The acting is over the top and the serious dialogue is completely unbelievable as there really is no true point to this movie. That is precisely why I love it.

Long before Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels made idiocy popular on the big screen with "Dumb and Dumber", two enterprising men, Paul Rodriguez and Michael O'Keefe, strove to make completely base humor acceptable to the American masses. They definitely succeeded. These two (and the able supporting cast) make what easily could have been a poor movie into something funny. One has to wonder exactly how much ad-libbing was going on in this one (at least on Rodriguez' part).

Don't miss the charm school scene with the wine tasting. The only other time I had fallen out of my chair laughing was when Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels were trying to douse the fire of the peppers in their hamburgers with ketchup and mustard. Those of you who have attentively observed both will understand what I mean.


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