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Disorderlies (1987)

 -  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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Morales ...
Markie
Darren Robinson ...
Buffy
Damon Wimbley ...
Kool
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Winslow Lowry
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Miguel
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Happy Socialite
Lisa Kingston ...
Dealer
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Luis Montana
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Albert Dennison
Jim Jackman ...
Orderly #1
Don Woodard ...
Orderly #2
Charles Green ...
Orderly #3
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Nursing Home Owner
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Kool's Mother (as Jo Marie Payton-France)
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Buffy's Mother
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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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orderly | debt | gambling | hip hop | wall | See more »

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Lapping up luxury and rapping up a storm

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Comedy

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14 August 1987 (USA)  »

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$10,348,437 (USA)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sgt. Bledsoe: Now, you boys better talking some sense, or I'm gonna have to use the Florida lie detector.
Buffy: What's a Florida lie detector?
[a huge cop with a baseball bat enters the room]
Sgt. Bledsoe: A Florida lie detector is a 300-pound white man... with a baseball bat.
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Referenced in Psych: Let's Doo-Wop It Again (2012) See more »

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Roller One
Performed and Produced by The Art of Noise (as Art of Noise)
Art of Noise appear courtesy of China/Chrysalis Records
Written by Anne Dudley and Jonathan Jeczalik (as J.J. Jeczalik)
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Still Great Fun Over Twenty Years Later!!!
11 October 2009 | by (Ewing, New Jersey) – See all my reviews

In an old school mood I spent a good weekend looking around for some great old school rap music. I was pleased to hear that Prince Markie Dee and Kool Rock were finally getting back together for a Fat Boys reunion album. Buffy, the largest of the group, died back in 1995 but it is nice for them to carry on the legacy of the group. There was Buffy recorded vocals for a comeback album that was planned during the nineties that never came about - so they those for the upcoming album.

ANYWAY I thought of Disorderlies - which I pulled off my friend's DVD shelf to watch. The Fat Boys stole the show in Krush Groove and their lighthearted humor would play out well for a starring feature. They landed Krush Groove director Michael Schultz who had, at that time, directed some classics like Car Wash and Cooley High (not to forget The Last Dragon) and Ralph Bellamy - who is usually known as 'one of the old dudes from Trading Places'.

The film was actually a very modest hit - making just a little more than 10 million dollars at the box office. Run-D.M.C.'s film, which came out just a year later, would only gross 3.5 million!!! Off the top of my head I went and looked up what Belly made in theaters - the film that starred Nas, DMX, and Method Man. Over 10 years later that film made just LESS than 10 million dollars. DMX you got PWNED by The Fat Boys Around 1987 was where Schoolly D, Public Enemy, and Ice-T were bringing their early gangster rap that would soon be solidified by N.W.A. The Fat Boys would see Disorderlies as one of their higher points as a group. They made a few more albums, the last one without Markie as he broke out to do a successfully early 90s solo career. And that would be it for the boys - at least moviewise. Sure this film isn't winning any awards but over twenty years later it is still FUN! Of course others have compared this the humor to The Three Stooges and perhaps owing a bit to The Marx Brothers as well. It's a welcomed comparison but the slapstick plays well with the Fat Boys.

So I was happy to rewatch the movie and enjoy the hell out of it. If you've never seen the movie or never even heard of the Fat Boys - it is really a treat to watch for the first time. The trio were amazing rappers and...while not great actors...made the most of a fun film. It almost makes you forgive Michael Schultz for directing Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. ... Almost.


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