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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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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

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Doing all the wrong things in all the wrong places. See more »

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22 August 1986 (USA)  »

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$444,746
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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 »

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Barney: I wanted to thank you for only giving me the clap. These days it's refreshing to meet a girl with curable diseases.
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LOVER
by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers
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Dumb and Dumber before it was fashionable
18 December 1998 | by 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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