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The Wrong Guys (1988)

PG | | Comedy | 13 May 1988 (USA)
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Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them ... See full summary »





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glen Grunski
Biff Manard ...
Mark Grunski
Duke Earle
Bunny Summers ...
Louie's Mom
Ginger Grunski (as Carol Ita White)
Garth Winsome ...
Marsha Grunski
Dion Zamora ...
Kid Louie
Joshua Horowitz ...
Kid Richard


Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them for an FBI unit. Written by Mickey Blake <mjb27@po.cwru.edu>

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Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A legutolsó cserkész  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)

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Did You Know?


All five of this film's lead actors (Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, Richard Belzer, Franklyn Ajaye, and Tim Thomerson) have backgrounds in stand-up comedy, and this film was largely an attempt to capitalize on the popularity of televised stand-up in the mid-to-late 1980s and the relative fame of these comics. See more »


As Duke Earl is shooting at the tent, near the end of the assault you can see his other machine gun switch from his right side to his left as he is firing his weapon. See more »


Duke Earle: If I wanted to eat a face, bird boy... I would eat yours.
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Crazy Credits

After the credits the boys are talking about changing their mascot. See more »


References Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) See more »

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The worst comedy I have ever seen-but original!
5 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is absolutely the worst comedy I have ever seen. It's hard to explain though, because (unless you've seen this) I bet you've never seen a comedy that was not good or bad; it's just there (That's the original part-not good or bad, just there)!

Let me say that I have seen every comedian appearing in a main role, and like them all. That's what makes this such a mystery. The supporting leads are actually acting (although the dialog is bad). The only character that is fairly good is the one played by John Goodman. He does a pretty good job with what little dialog he has, and actually has one funny line (I won't spoil the only funny line in the movie, in case you decide to watch anyway. It involves a pancake.) The big mysteries are the main leads. I won't call them characters, because no characters have been developed. This script is so juvenile that they don't even bother to give the leads fictional names. They all just use their own. They don't even seem to be trying to act. It's as though they are all reading out loud to each other from scripts that the local junior high sent to them. I actually wrote a paper like this for my English class when I was thirteen-it wasn't funny either.

Bottom line, just don't bother to rent this. It isn't funny. It doesn't even have the kind of bad dialog you can groan to. I just sat there and stared through the whole thing. It was so boring I couldn't even work up any irritation at how bad it was. I can't imagine how this is even getting a rating of 4 here.

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