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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 <>

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It was their 25th Cub Scout Reunion. The convicts thought they were cops. The bullies thought they were wimps. They thought they were safe. See more »




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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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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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1 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No, "The Wrong Guys" isn't the funniest movie, and it may not be the most well made of films, but it is a fun movie to watch. It's stupid, good, clean fun made by a bunch of comics who clearly just wanted to do a movie together.

Given the state of movies today, this one doesn't seem all that bad by comparison. Just how many sequels to "Scary Movie" can there be anyway? And "White Chicks"??? Give me a break. Give me Richard Belzer tumbling down a mountain-side and landing on a 30 year old pack of "Fizzies" any day of the week.

The Gruntski Bros. are hilarious, and John Goodman is so over-the-top BAD that it's good. The scenes when these guys were kids are freaking outstanding: Belz sneaking up on Louie's older sister is classic.

Does it get better than "The Wrong Guys"? Sure it does. But it gets a helluva lot worse too.

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