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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

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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 ...
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)  »

Also Known As:

A háziúr  »

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Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$11,000,863 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Heather tries to flee Louie's slum apartment during his "conjugal visit", he tries to stop her by singing the Johnny Mathis version of" Misty". The first lyrics in this song go, "Look at me, I'm helpless as a kitten up a tree". But the Closed Captioning in this movie depict Louie's sung words as "Look at me I have..." See more »

Quotes

Louie Kritski: At least there's a Motif - WALL TO WALL SHIT!
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Soundtracks

Da Butt
Written by Marcus Miller and Mark Stevens
Performed by E.U.
Courtesy of EMI Records USA
A division of Capitol Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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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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