MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,320 this week

The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  31 August 1990 (USA)
5.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.6/10 from 897 users  
Reviews: 14 user

Down on his luck and working in a Mexican restaurant in Australia, an American tourist is hired by a icy heiress to pose as an obnoxious new boyfriend in an attempt to make her father accept her current boyfriend.

Director:

(as Alan Smithee)

Writers:

, (as Ron House) , 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at IMDb

WATCH NOW
ON DISC

Hall of Fame Family Movies

It takes a compelling story to transcend time and become an instant classic. Here are 10 films that have accomplished just that.

Visit our Family Entertainment Guide

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2244 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 64 titles
created 20 Sep 2012
 
a list of 386 titles
created 01 Jan 2014
 
a list of 38 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 22 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990)

The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990) on IMDb 5.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Shrimp on the Barbie.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

When a native-born American citizen of Mexican descent is mistakenly deported to Mexico, he has to risk everything to get back home.

Director: Cheech Marin
Stars: Cheech Marin, Daniel Stern, Paul Rodriguez
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Two cops and a detective's daughter go after a chainsaw killer.

Director: Dean Tschetter
Stars: Jake Dengel, Joe Sharkey, Susann Fletcher
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an... See full summary »

Director: James Merendino
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Michael Imperioli, Ute Lemper
The Coroner (1999)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Emma is just trying to be a good lawyer but she has the distinct feeling she's being watched. Soon after this feeling hits her, someone actually kidnaps her. Stuck in a basement she is ... See full summary »

Directors: Juan A. Mas, Alan Smithee
Stars: Jane Longenecker, Dean St. Louis, Christine Burke
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

Two Miami car mechanics borrow a luxury car for a night, unaware that it contains classified documents

Stars: Christopher Atkins, Kristoffer Ryan Winters, Sabryn Genet
Woman Wanted (1999)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A new woman comes between a widower and his adult son.

Director: Kiefer Sutherland
Stars: Holly Hunter, Kiefer Sutherland, Michael Moriarty
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

After seven years in boarding school, Morgan Stewart is finally coming home. He discovers it's not the same happy home it used to be, so he decides to reform his social climbing, ... See full summary »

Directors: Paul Aaron, Terry Winsor
Stars: Jon Cryer, Lynn Redgrave, JD Cullum
Documentary | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

After the dissolution of his six-year relationship, Tom is single. A show about the struggle to avoid being placed on the proverbial scrapheap. What to do when you lose 'the one'. An honest and personal tale of life, love and moving on.

Director: Alan Smithee
Stars: Tom Toal, Howy Bratherton, Tony Cook
The O.J. Simpson Story (TV Movie 1995)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

Dramatizes some of the more tawdry events in the relationship between O.J. Simpson and his wife, Nicole Brown, up to and including his arrest for Brown's murder.

Director: Jerrold Freedman
Stars: Bobby Hosea, Jessica Tuck, David Roberson
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Romantic comedy about an honest Mexican immigrant who struggles without a green card by selling oranges on a street corner. One day a limousine pulls up and he is handed a check for ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Rodriguez
Stars: Paul Rodriguez, Tony Plana, Bert Rosario
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

When a rookie filmmaker with the unfortunate name Alan Smithee realizes he's an unwitting studio puppet, being forced to make a big-budget action film he knows is horrible, he steals the master reels and tries to make a deal.

Director: Arthur Hiller
Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Coolio, Chuck D.
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.5/10 X  

Director Alan Smithee takes us on an irreverent (and unauthorized) romp through George A. Romero's classic Night of the Living Dead, the film that spawned the modern zombie craze and a thousand "of the living dead" remakes and rip-offs.

Director: Alan Smithee
Stars: Karl Hardman, Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Carlos
...
Alex
...
Bruce
...
Wayne
Carole Davis ...
Dominique
Terence Cooper ...
Sir Ian Hobart
Jeanette Cronin ...
Maggie Ridley
Gary McCormick ...
Gary Williams
Frank Whitten ...
Blue
June Bishop ...
Lady Irene Hobart
David Argue ...
Kevin
...
Mr. Ridley
Val Lamond ...
Mrs. Ridley
Claire Glenister ...
TV Anchorwoman
Jonathan Coleman ...
Postman
Edit

Storyline

Carlos failed in the show-biz and currently works as waiter in a Mexican restaurant. There he meets Alex and dumb footballer Bruce, who celebrate their engagement with her parents. Alex' father is less than thrilled of her fiancée and says he'd rather accept anybody else. Eventually Alex hires Carlos to present him as her new fiancée. But her father sees through the game... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

31 August 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cheech ohne Chong - Jetzt rauchts in Neuseeland  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Gross:

$458,996 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In the United Kingdom, the title was changed to "The Boyfriend from Hell", because Mattel owned the name and trademark Barbie. See more »

Goofs

When Carlos' plane leaves, a wide bodied Qantas 747 is shown. Later when they bring the plane back and get Carlos down, the plane is a two engine 737, a much smaller plane. See more »

Quotes

Carlos: Relax Holmes, just teasing.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Who Is Alan Smithee? (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Still Crazy For You
Written by Simon Sheward & Hattie St John
Performed by Hattie and the Hounds
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Great entertainment
1 January 2003 | by (Goshen, IN, USA) – See all my reviews

Much better than most of the original movies Cheech Marin was in. This one has heart and sensitivity, with a little comedy thrown in. Love the "very rich" father. One of the better movies Cheech Marin has been in. I enjoy watching it more than once. Another real feel-good movie. The kind with a happy ending, whether it is reality or not.


10 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Music In The Movie David_Stinson
Discuss The Shrimp on the Barbie (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?