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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 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The last film role of Madolyn Smith Osborne. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Louie Kritski: Wat are you, spying on me?
Tito: No.
Louie Kritski: You casing this joint so the brothers can rob it later?
Tito: [sarcastically] Yeah, you really got some choice stuff here. We can't wait to get our hands on it.
Louie Kritski: How come you're not in school, kid?
Tito: It's Saturday.
Louie Kritski: Yeah? Then why aren't you out playing basketball or break dancing?
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Soundtracks

Gonna Make You Sweat
Written by Robert Clivillés and Freedom Williams (as Frederick R. Williams)
Performed by C+C Music Factory (as C & C Music Factory)
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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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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