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The Super (1991)

R | | Comedy | 4 October 1991 (USA)
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:
Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
Kenn Michael ...
Tito (as Kenny Blank)
Paul Benjamin ...
Beatrice Winde ...
Bhubeshi Bodibe ...
Stubbs (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Carol Jean Lewis ...
Daniel Baltzman ...
Jack Hallett ...


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 »



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A háziúr  »


Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Vincent Gardenia's wife in the movie was named "Irene". Gardenia had a re-occurring role in the series "All in the Family" as Frank Lorenzo, who's wife was also called "Irene". By an odd twist of fate, when Gardenia passed away, he was discovered in his hotel room by another "Irene" (Irene Gandy). See more »


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


Louie Kritski: Beautiful. A fucking sink that farts.
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References Candid Camera (1960) See more »


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Very funny!
4 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

This is a pretty straight-forward comedy. Son wants to please his hard-nosed, cheap father by being the cheapest building owner he can be. But as he is sentenced to live in one of his worst maintained buildings, he is forced to learn several lessons about life. Not everyone likes this type of humor, but if you liked Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinnie I would be sure to watch this movie. As the tight-wad Super, most of the jokes are at Pesci's character's expense. However, it still leaves room for Pesci's particular style of humor. The "love" story is pretty typical but in no way detracts from the movie. The people he becomes involved with could be anybody living anywhere in the US. There are not many recognizable names in this movie but has some familiar faces that I remember from other movies. I found this to be a hilarious movie and wholly recommend it.

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