Disorderlies (1987)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  14 August 1987 (USA)
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Three bumbling orderlies are hired to take care of an old rich man. Humorous mayhem follows.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Morales ...
Darren Robinson ...
Damon Wimbley ...
Winslow Lowry
Happy Socialite
Luis Montana
Albert Dennison
Jim Jackman ...
Orderly #1
Don Woodard ...
Orderly #2
Orderly #3
Nursing Home Owner
Kool's Mother (as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Buffy's Mother


Winslow needs money now to pay off gambling debts. If only his rich uncle Albert would die. But his orderlies are very good. Maybe by hiring three of the worst orderlies around, he can speed things up. Fortunately for him, he finds Markie, Buffy, and Kool, who have just been fired from their last job. With them around, he should have the money real soon. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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Lapping up luxury and rapping up a storm




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Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bolnicarji na kolesih  »

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$10,348,437 (USA)

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Did You Know?


The mansion used is the Clampett mansion from "The Beverly Hillbillies". See more »


At one point the medicine machine goes off alerting the Fat Boys that it's time for Albert's medication. The time on it reads 8:15. Later that evening when Albert's in bed, the camera pans to a clock that reads just a few minutes after 8:00. See more »


Kool: [watching a couple of girls skinny dipping] What do you think?
Buffy: Too skinny.
Kool: Too damn skinny. You can see their bones and stuff, they look like bicycles. I want a woman that looks like a Cadillac.
Buffy: I know what you mean.
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Performed by The Fat Boys and The Beach Boys
Produced by The Latin Rascals in association with The Beach Boys
The Fat Boys appear courtesy of Tin Pan Apple/Polydor Records
The Beach Boys appear courtesy of Brother Records, Inc.
Written by Robert Berryhill, Patrick Connolly, Jim Fuller and Ronald Wilson (as Surfaris)
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A film-making masterpiece! Four stars! This movie is PHAT!!!
7 December 2000 | by (pa) – See all my reviews

I just watched this movie last week, and it was one the greatest movies I've ever seen. I almost died laughing. The Fat Boys are not only funny but they are great actors too. They should all have won Oscars for their performances in this movie. Anthony Geary should have definitely took home the best Supporting Actor trophy. He did not even get nominated??? He gives a performance of a lifetime. This is Ralph Bellamy's second role as a millionaire in an 80's film. He earlier appeared in the much inferior "Trading Places". That film doesn't even hold a candle to this one.

The Fat Boys play orderlies who are put in charge of an elderly millionaire (Bellamy). His nephew (Geary) hires them in the hope that their incompetence kills his uncle and he can inherit the money. What an original storyline!! In an era of remakes and recycled plots, it is so refreshing to see something original.

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