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The Super (1991)

R  |   |  Comedy  |  4 October 1991 (USA)
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Karma comes into play when a wealthy wisecracking landlord is ordered by a court to live in the filthy building that he runs.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Louie Kritski
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Big Lou Kritski
Madolyn Smith Osborne ...
Naomi Bensinger
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Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
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Heather
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Irene Kritski
Kenn Michael ...
Tito (as Kenny Blank)
Paul Benjamin ...
Gilliam
Beatrice Winde ...
Leotha
Bhubeshi Bodibe ...
Goode
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Stubbs (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Carol Jean Lewis ...
Eleanor
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Ron Nessim
Daniel Baltzman ...
Young Louie
Jack Hallett ...
Young Big Lou
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Storyline

Louie is a New York slum landlord who is given 120 days to repair one of his apartment blocks. The problem for Louie is that he must live in the rundown block until the repairs are complete. Louie's father is the real boss, and he has no intention of paying for the repairs. This leaves Louie to live in the squalor his tenants endure all year round. Written by Rob Hartill

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The best way to punish a slumlord is to make him a tenant. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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4 October 1991 (USA)  »

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A háziúr  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,000,863 (USA)
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Despite having a starring role in many films before this one, this is the first movie in Joe Pesci's career where he received top billing. See more »

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Reflected in the window of Big Lou's car after telling his son about leaving to Tahiti. See more »

Quotes

Louie Kritski: [Louie appears, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and pump sneakers] If you think I look stupid, just say so, Marlon.
Marlon: I don't think you look stupid.
Louie Kritski: Then what are you looking at? The jacket? The hood? What?
Marlon: It screams. You know what it says? It says, "Look at me! I'm wearing shit that nobody else in this neighborhood would wear. So come and stick me with a sharp object of your preference and then steal that hide-away wallet I got velcroed to my leg".
Louie Kritski: You could tell?
Marlon: No, it doesn't show. But that's ...
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Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
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Three Words: Not Very Funny
1 December 2001 | by (Winslow, Maine) – See all my reviews

Joe Pesci is usually a great actor. He was outstanding in Goodfellas and My Cousin Vinny, and was funny in both Home Alone movies and in Gone Fishin'. However, this movie is probably one of his pitfalls. This movie definitely had its potential for being funny. It's plot was pretty original. A superintendent forced by law to live in his run down tenement house. That's original! However, I don't know why, but it just wasn't very funny. It could've been because Pesci didn't play a spoiled adult who still takes advice from his misguided, overbearing, often wrong father. The acting may not have been too good. I don't know. It just wasn't funny. There were a few cute parts (like when Pesci dances to the M.C. Hammer music), but nothing special. Sorry, Joe, but you've had funnier movies.


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