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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

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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Enjoyable Fun
23 January 2002 | by (Jersey City NJ) – See all my reviews

Although not Joe Pesci's best film, it had enough funny moments in it for me to watch it again. Joe Pesci was at his crazy comic best. Vincent Gardenia's expressions and comedic timing helped make this an enjoyable film. Mr. Gardenia's last film. Too bad, he & Pesci would have been a good team in other future projects.


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