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The Super (1991)

 -  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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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 judge sentenced slumlord Louie Kritski to six months in his own building. He would have been better off in jail. 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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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,000,863 (USA)
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Final performance of Vincent Gardenia. See more »

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When Louie Kritski first enters his apartment, he jiggles a sink faucet, shortly after which water explodes out from the drain. However, immediately after the second explosion, a close-up shows the water level is visibly higher than it was before. See more »

Quotes

Louie Kritski: I need to use your bathroom.
Eleanor: No!
Louie Kritski: What am I supposed to do, shit outside?
Eleanor: Lincoln did.
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A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
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Dark comedy that delivers the laughs .......
8 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The joke is a bigoted slumlord forced to live in his own building. Joe Pecci is excellent as "The Super", who gets a real education from his tenants. His red Corvette is stripped the first night. He is constantly hustled by his neighbors. Scenes such as when he goes to the local grocery to buy wine, or when his elegant girlfriend visits his dumpy apartment, are classic comedy. Vincent Gardenia as Peci's overbearing father, is a role not unlike the one he played in "Fire Sale". "The Super" is sort of a cross between "Fire Sale" and Mel Brooks "Life Stinks". The movie definitely is re watchable, and most likely will seem even funnier on repeat viewings. Highly recommended, especially for those who appreciate dark comedy. - MERK


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