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:
Louie Kritski
Big Lou Kritski
Naomi Bensinger
Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
Irene Kritski
Kenn Michael ...
Tito (as Kenny Blank)
Paul Benjamin ...
Beatrice Winde ...
Bhubeshi Bodibe ...
Stubbs (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Carol Jean Lewis ...
Ron Nessim
Daniel Baltzman ...
Young Louie
Jack Hallett ...
Young Big Lou


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  »

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Box Office


$22,000,000 (estimated)


$11,000,863 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Louie first enters his slum apartment 5C there is a shiny metal light fixture hanging up in the area where the ceiling is leaking onto a puddle on the floor. He closes the front door, walks into the bathroom and the light fixture is still there. But in the next shot the fixture is now inexplicably lying on the floor in the water puddle. This is never explained. See more »


Storekeeper: Well what do you need?
Louie Kritski: Okay, let's see... I got my girl coming over. I'll need some wine. What kind of wine do you got here? You got any...
[the storekeeper places a small bottle of screw-top wine on the counter]
Louie Kritski: What the fuck is that? You expect me to drink screw-top wine?
Storekeeper: You want a buzz? It's gonna have to come from this.
Louie Kritski: Better just get some essentials so I don't starve to death.
[Grabs a loaf of bread places it on the counter with a 'THUNK']
Louie Kritski: Holy shit! Your bread's older than your fucking ...
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Written by M.C. Hammer (as Kirk Burrell), Rick James and Alonzo Miller
Performed by M.C. Hammer
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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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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