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The Wrong Guys (1988)

PG | | Comedy | 13 May 1988 (USA)
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Glen Grunski
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Mark Grunski
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Duke Earle
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Ginger Grunski (as Carol Ita White)
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Marsha Grunski
Dion Zamora ...
Kid Louie
Joshua Horowitz ...
Kid Richard
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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 for an FBI unit. Written by Mickey Blake <mjb27@po.cwru.edu>

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What "Stripes" did to the army, what "Police Academy" did to law enforcement...these guys do to scouting! See more »

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13 May 1988 (USA)  »

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A legutolsó cserkész  »

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$1,200,000 (USA)
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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 »

Goofs

When Franklin is answering a call of nature in the woods, you can see the beam from his flashlight reflect off the screen from his left side. See more »

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[Richard goes to check the engine of the Volkswagen van and it's gone]
Richard: I don't see it. Is it small?
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After the credits the boys are talking about changing their mascot. See more »

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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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Better than you might think...
3 August 2003 | by (Mishawaka, IN) – See all my reviews

Hindered by a lack of budget, in that what is really needed is a better hand at editing and cinematography, what remains is a silly, heartfelt romp.

Look at the cast: John Goodman, Ernie Hudson, Louie Anderson, Richard Belzer and Richard Lewis. Each of the stand ups are given a chance to show off, most notably Lewis's dealing with a demon wood cot.

Far from a perfect film, it has moments that anyone that camps for recreation with find almost unbearably funny, simply because it is true. Watching Lewis fight the cot, while another man is fighting one of those wretched tin tent stakes, trying to put up a Voyager style tent better suited for a MASH unit than an overnight camp, was so close to several of my own Cub Scout, and Boy Scout memories, that I was actually, indeed, laughing out loud.

Here is a film that should be remade, with the original cast and script.


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