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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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 ...
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Jack Hallett ...
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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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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$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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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 »

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Young Big Lou: You deadeat son of a bitch, where's the rent?
Tenant: I'm a little short right now. How about another week?
Young Big Lou: Another week? Another week? What do you say, Louie, shall we give him another week?
Young Louie: Eh... okay.
Young Big Lou: Okay? Really? Are you sure? Remember, that $3.00 I give you every week really isn't an allowance, it's more like a percentage. You let this guy skate, that means you only get $2.70. Now remember, the other tenants are gonna want another week. You know what that means? Pretty soon you'll be down to ...
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Sh-Boom
Written by Carl Feaster, James Keys, Floyd McRae, Claude Feaster and James Edwards
Performed by The Chords
Courtesy of Atco Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Pesci really made me laugh
15 February 2002 | by (Järvenpää, Finland) – See all my reviews

The greatest highlights of Joe Pesci's many-sided career were definitely his classic roles in Martin Scorsese's breathtaking movies "Raging bull" (1980), "Goodfellas" (1990) and "Casino" (1995). He acted in "The Super" only a year after his marvelous Oscar-winning role in Scorsese's finest movie - the spectacular masterpiece "Goodfellas". Well "The Super" is a very different flick from what it was like and at first I was very suspicious about it but it totally surprised me. This is a movie that is built completely around Pesci's comic talents and at the latest after seeing the film I should believe no one can deny it anymore: damn he's a very funny little man! Another thing that is great about "The Super" is the most fabulous script with lots of hilarious lines and clever, amusing and entertaining ideas. What's best about all this, film is rather a short one. It's got basically only one joke so they end the movie on time before it wears out. The ideal way to watch "The Super" is to open a bottle of beer after a hard day, slouch on the sofa and just enjoy this stupidness. It's not Scorsese's work and it certainly isn't very ingenious film but it really made me laugh and I guess that's what comedies are suppose to do.


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