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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful:

Underrated in my eyes

Author: Scott Fletcher from Maine
27 April 2005

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Disorderlies is one of the more funny flicks to come out of the late eighties. Though it doesn't have much of a following, the movies does have some redeeming qualities that make it worth a rental.

The plot follows 3 young men, Marky, Buffy, and Kool through getting fired from a low rate Nursing home. Lucky for them (or so they think) Winslow Lowry is right there to offer them a new job caring for his Uncle Albert.

What the boys don't know is that Winslow actually wants his Uncle to die so that he can inherit Albert's huge fortune. On top of that, Mr. Winslow is in debt to Mr. Montana, a ruthless criminal mastermind. If Winslow doesn't get the money within 3 weeks, he's dead.

Winslow's plan quickly backfires as he finds out that his new Orderlies have actually helped Albert feel young again.

The movie itself is hilarious. It follows the tradition of the Three Stooges. The constant slap fights and kicks in the backside between the fat boys will keep you stomach in pain from laughter. Ralph Bellamy is great in his role as Albert Dennison. He keeps the movie fresh and alive. While Anthony Geary plays a perfect seedy bad guy.

The Soundtrack is also great. The Fat Boys have some pretty catchy tunes throughout the movie, including a hilarious performance for the camera.

Give it a Rent, while it's not for everyone, it may just make you laugh out loud a few times.

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

Cheesy '80s Appeal

Author: ReelCheese from Central Canada
20 July 2006

The Fat Boys (Mark Morales, Darren Robinson and Damon Wimbley) aren't exactly the Marx Brothers. Heck, they're not even the Ritz Brothers. But their first (and last) big screen adventure (as stars, at least) still manages to hold enough appeal to be watchable.

The former rap stars play bumbling orderlies hired on the hope their incompetence will speed up the passing of the wealthy Albert Dennison (the amiable Ralph Bellamy). Albert's nephew, you see, has some nasty debts to pay off. But the plan backfires when the boys and their antics breath new life into the old man. Never laugh-out-loud funny, and sometimes lame, "Disorderlies" is saved by its cheesy, uniquely '80s appeal. If you perked up at the phrase "cheesy, uniquely '80s appeal", then this one's for you.

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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful:


Author: m_hebner from Kentucky, USA
11 July 2003

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I've have seen this movie too many times to count and I still laugh hard whenever I watch it. Its about 3 guys that get fired from their jobs at a nursing home and a sick millionaire's nephew hires them to accidently kill him so he can inherit all of his uncle's money but that plan backfires. But the funniest part in the movie is when Kool starts blasting a grandfather clock with a machine gun. Thats All I'm going to say. I will only say this other thing. If your looking for a good laugh go to your local video store and rent Disorderlies if they got it and you won't regret it.

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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful:

Disordelies-- A masterful film; the Fat Boys at their best

Author: kellybclayton from Ok, United States
1 November 2005

Not the #1 greatest movie I've ever seen, but certainly one of the best. It captures the true essence of rap music, with a mastery of cinematography, bringing us an American family classic. This one should truly with stand the tests of time. I'll have to admit when first faced with the decision to watch this movie I hesitated, but I then read the plot on back--finally a story line nobody's had the guts to attempt. Three orderlies ,(or disorderlies in this very hilarious case), are hired to take care of a cranky old rich man. I won't ruin all the twists and surprises.

I always thought of the Fat Boys as sub-par rappers, and probably terrible actors. Wrong about both. These guys are brilliant. They're the real pioneers of rappers acting,(Thank God for that).You're sure to watch this ground breaker dozens of times. You'll find yourself quoting some of the off the wall catch phrases, and you won't be able to quit singing their amazing version of the Beatles, "Baby Your a Rich Man."

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10 out of 17 people found the following review useful:

A film-making masterpiece! Four stars! This movie is PHAT!!!

Author: steve-575 from pa
7 December 2000

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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:

Kick it up!

Author: Brian T. Whitlock (GOWBTW) from WILMINGTON, NC
1 March 2008

Old school is never dead. Especially when you have "The Fat Boys". In the movie "Disorderlies" it's nonstop fun, and plenty of music, rhyme and reason to bolster the fun. Here you have three rotund orderlies from Brooklyn(The Fat Boys) who get canned and was spotted by the nephew of a rich man in Florida. The reason why he hired them so he can get his greedy hands on the fortune. While trying to adapt in the high life, the three orderlies put some "A" in the word attitude to the people there. Albert(Raplh Bellamy) gets to have fun with them. And when he started to act like them, the boys wished he would talk normal to them when he said "quit illin' you two". However, the trio made him feel young and alive. They never left their hometown flair behind, but they can live it up anyway. When the scheming nephew try to do away his uncle, the team of them and Albert foil the scheme. I don't think this was box office material, but it's great for home use. WORD! 3 OUT OF 5 STARS, Homeboy!

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful:

Old-school comic gold!

Author: Michael James from Sarasota, FL
26 November 2003

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One of the best ideas for a comedy film ever!

You see, the nephew of a rich old man is waiting impatiently for his uncle (played by Ralph Bellamy) to die, and somehow he blames the orderlies taking care of 'ol Ralph for his longevity.

So what does he do? He hires ... dis-orderlies! Played by the Fat Boys!

It's a reminder that, while the 80s were fun, it's pretty good to be in the twenty- first century.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Ralph Bellamy as you've never seen him.

Author: Scott LeBrun (Hey_Sweden) from Canada
26 August 2017

Ultimately upbeat entertainment stars rap group The Fat Boys - Mark Morales, Darren Robinson, and Damon Wimbley - as a trio of freewheeling, goofy orderlies fired from their jobs. However, they're soon hired for a new gig by scheming Winslow Lowry (Anthony Geary of 'General Hospital' fame), precisely because he hopes that their incompetence will lead to the death of Winslows' uncle, Albert Dennison (Ralph Bellamy). You see, Winslow is a gambling addict who owes a staggering debt to a criminal named Luis Montana (Marco Rodriguez), and he will supposedly inherit his millionaire uncles' estate. Predictably, the corpulent comedians get their act together when it really counts.

Inconsequential, but rather harmless, farcical comedy is directed by Michael Schultz, whose eclectic career includes such features as "Cooley High", "Car Wash", and "The Last Dragon". It's never exactly inspired, but it delivers just enough laughs to keep it watchable. It doesn't have THAT much of a story - after all, it does stop cold for a couple of minutes while the boys shoot an impromptu music video. The soundtrack includes some pretty catchy numbers.

Morales, Robinson, and Wimbley are likable enough and mildly amusing; they do have an infectious amount of energy. Geary is the sort of rotten & conniving - yet also pathetic - antagonist whom the audience will enjoy booing, while Rodriguez is just pure thug. Notable character actor Tony Plana rounds out the trio of baddies as the bumbling valet. Gorgeous Troy Byer is an appealing romantic interest for Morales. Viewers will have fun with the assorted cameo appearances: Helen Reddy, Linda Hopkins, Ray Parker Jr., Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, etc. But the main reason to watch "Disorderlies" is to see Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy in such a goofball picture. He does look like he's having some fun. He even gets to utter lines such as "Step off, homeboy!" and "You be illin'."

Dumb, but agreeable, this comedy only goes on for a fairly painless 86 minutes.

Six out of 10.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Lots of laughs

Author: Stephen Robb from United States
21 January 2014

It's an homage to the Three Stooges shorts in which they're hired by rich people and wind up destroying the mansion.

Two surprises, it's unexpectedly funny. I found myself laughing out loud at the outright silliness of it, and second, it's family friendly, at least the TV version I saw.

At this point in his career, Ralph Bellamy had been a movie star for 50 years, and it's easy to see why, he was hilarious, and he was game to look silly. Not a lot of 80 year old movie stars are willing to do that.

Good for a rental.

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

The Fat Boys Movie laughs galore...

Author: Mark Tyrrell from United States
28 September 2013

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The Fat Boys are an American Hip Hop trio from Brooklyn, New York City that star in this epically hilarious film. It's like The Three Stooges meets rap. I still love this movie. Three chumps hired to take care of a super rich guy whose health is on the decline. They hapless trio luck into a cure as the bungle up their job and lose his medication. The Bungling idiots are very endearing, and as such they become friends with the eccentric Albert and as he gets better they get to enjoy the good life with him. The only problem is the douche bag of a nephew needs hams to kick the bucket to pay off his debts to a drug dealing loan shark. Through a series of comically failed attempts and bad jokes makes this movie hilarious. A fun family goof ball movie…. Watch it and enjoy…

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