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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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Cast

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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
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Officer White
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Shelley
Karen A. Smythe ...
Clorinda Antonucci
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Guido Antonucci
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Humping the Butler
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Olivia
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Judge Sternhill
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Strobe
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Whitey
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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

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

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Comedy | Romance

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R | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Chicos escandalosos  »

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Box Office

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$444,746 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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.
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Connections

References Bewitched (1964) 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.
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Never beaten in 20 years
20 October 2006 | by (Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom) – 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.


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