6.2/10
645
18 user 5 critic

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.

Director:

Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Brian's adopted brother is killed when he discovers that the shop he works in sends weapons to Vietnam instead of medications. To the police it looks like suicide, but Brian knows better so... See full summary »

Director: Graeme Clifford
Stars: Christian Slater, Steven Bauer, Richard Herd
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A series of unrelated amorous lovers are connected by a chain of desire.

Director: Temístocles López
Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Elias Koteas, Angel Aviles
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Harry Crumb is a bumbling and inept private investigator who is hired to solve the kidnapping of a young heiress which he's not expected to solve because his employer is the mastermind behind the kidnapping.

Director: Paul Flaherty
Stars: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts
Wildfire (1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Since they met the first time in boarding school as little kids, it was obvious that the orphans Kay and Dave would become a couple. But at sixteen, Dave foolishly attempted to rob a bank ... See full summary »

Director: Zalman King
Stars: Steven Bauer, Linda Fiorentino, Will Patton
The Toy (1982)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An underemployed reporter finds himself literally purchased as a toy for a rich spoiled brat.

Director: Richard Donner
Stars: Richard Pryor, Jackie Gleason, Ned Beatty
Moving (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Arlo accepts what seems to him to be a dream promotion to Idaho. He soon discovers, however, that moving has its own share of problems.

Director: Alan Metter
Stars: Richard Pryor, Beverly Todd, Stacey Dash
The Moderns (1988)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A struggling artist is hired to forge paintings, causing him to cross paths with his ex-wife and her powerful new husband.

Director: Alan Rudolph
Stars: Keith Carradine, Linda Fiorentino, Wallace Shawn
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Juvenile lost causes are reformed by a war veteran using survival tactics.

Director: Paul Michael Glaser
Stars: Stephen Lang, Michael Carmine, Lauren Holly
Cadillac Man (1990)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Joe's a car salesman with a problem. He has two days to sell 12 cars or he loses his job. This would be a difficult task at the best of times but Joe has to contend with his girlfriends (... See full summary »

Director: Roger Donaldson
Stars: Robin Williams, Tim Robbins, Pamela Reed
The Neon Empire (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

This movie is about the New York Jewish mob building the first Vegas casino.

Director: Larry Peerce
Stars: Ray Sharkey, Gary Busey, Linda Fiorentino
Acting on Impulse (TV Movie 1993)
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The aggressive actress Susan, star of many erotic thrillers, feels stalked by her fans and has a fight with her producer. During a one week long pause in the shooting of a movie, she ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Irvin
Stars: C. Thomas Howell, Linda Fiorentino, Nancy Allen
Madonna: Gambler (Video 1985)
Short | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Music video for the international-only single from the film Vision Quest.

Director: Harold Becker
Stars: Linda Fiorentino, Madonna, Matthew Modine
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Col. Phelps
...
Andy Bumatai ...
...
...
Officer White
...
Shelley
Karen A. Smythe ...
Clorinda Antonucci
...
Guido Antonucci
Robert Gwaltney ...
...
Olivia
...
Judge Sternhill
...
Strobe
...
Whitey
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos escandalosos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$444,746
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jack Nitzsche: man who yells at Barney and Jack for being in the pool. See more »

Quotes

Barney: I wanted to thank you for only giving me the clap. These days it's refreshing to meet a girl with curable diseases.
See more »

Connections

References I Dream of Jeannie (1965) See more »

Soundtracks

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.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Never beaten in 20 years
20 October 2006 | by See all my reviews

Okay, I see that from the comments that this film was made for the US market and as we both seem to be diverse in opinion when it comes to humour. This gem I first watched as a rental, as I could find nothing more in the shop that interested me. Well for a change it paid off, as I to this day still talk about the funniest film I have ever watched. Yes it's base humour but it's base humour at it finest. I spilt my beer in the scene with the posh woman holding the dog and he asks the dog "is that nasty lady squeezing your genitals"? I have recently returned from Cannes where all the woman carry their dogs and that scene kept flashing back to me. This film is a peach and a rarity, dumber and dumber came nowhere near it in laughs per minute.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 18 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Watch the Latest Episode of "The IMDb Show"

Katee Sackhoff talks about her characters on "Battlestar Galactica," "Star Wars: Rebels," and "The Flash." Plus, "The IMDb Show" learns what it takes to wield a lightsaber.

Watch the show