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The Wrong Guys (1988)

 -  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:
Louie Anderson
Franklyn Ajaye
Tim Thomerson
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 <>

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America's funniest comics are together for the first time. Be prepared for laughs. See more »




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Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Wrong Guys  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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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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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A guilty pleasure
29 January 2005 | by (Palm Desert, California) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came to the theaters in 1988 and though I knew it wasn't of award winning caliber...I kinda liked it. It tells the tale of 5 former cub scouts reuniting to take on the one task they never got to finish as kids - which is to climb Mt. Whitehead. Of course now the cub scouts are all grown up and have developed their personalities in a variety of ways, but none too differently than they were as children. Richard Lewis is still neurotic, Richard Belzer is still a playboy, Franklyn Ajaye is still sort of the Dear Abby of the group, and Tim Thomerson is still the surfer dude of the group. Of course the top billed star is Louie Anderson, a "true believer" in everything Cub Scout related. He still lives in the same house with his mother, still goes over the Cub Scout manual daily, is brave, reverent and clean, and is the one who reunites the others for one more grand adventure in Scouting. Compounding their task, however, is the Grunski brothers, two bullies drummed out of the Cub Scouts by the above mentioned. By coincidence they run into their old den and decide to harass them a bit, albeit harmlessly. Not so harmlessly is three escaped convicts, who think Pack 7 is from the FBI and are intent on wiping them out. All in all, the movie still has bits of charm. Observe Richard Lewis trying to get comfortable on a folding cot, for example, and you have a really funny bit going for you. Upon further review, the entire film needed more of that type of observational humor. It doesn't hold up well after all these years but still remains a guilty pleasure.

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