MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,474 this week

Brain Donors (1992)

 -  Comedy  -  17 April 1992 (USA)
7.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.0/10 from 3,148 users   Metascore: 44/100
Reviews: 64 user | 14 critic | 8 from Metacritic.com

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $9.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 17 Oct 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 16 Dec 2011
 
a list of 21 titles
created 06 Apr 2012
 
list image
a list of 38 titles
created 30 Dec 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Brain Donors" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Brain Donors (1992)

Brain Donors (1992) on IMDb 7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Brain Donors.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Off Beat (1986)
Comedy | Crime | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Joe Gower's job is skating through library shelves, fetching books. A police officer/friend of his is chosen to participate in a charity dance performance. Gower agrees to take his place in... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Judge Reinhold, Meg Tilly, Cleavant Derricks
I Married a Centerfold (TV Movie 1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

A tenacious young engineer falls in love with a centerfold model he sees on TV and embarks on a romantic adventure to win a bet with his friends to find, romance and marry her.

Director: Peter Werner
Stars: Teri Copley, Tim Daly, Diane Ladd
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A hitman heeds a spiritualist's prophesies that he will rise to the head of his family. He starts his ascension by clandestinely executing the heads of the family and casting the blame on ... See full summary »

Director: William Reilly
Stars: John Turturro, Katherine Borowitz, Dennis Farina
Mac (1992)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Niccolo (Mac) Vitelli is the eldest of three brothers and leads their family after their beloved father dies. Their father was a builder and his sons continue in this family trade. At first... See full summary »

Director: John Turturro
Stars: John Turturro, Michael Badalucco, Carl Capotorto
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

The nephew of a librarian must go collect a 200 year old book, "The Book of Ulthar." that should have never been checked out by the Evil Count Orlock cause one of the spells in it could ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Wynorski
Stars: Robert Vaughn, Teri Copley, Steve Altman
Ryder P.I. (1986)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

When there's trouble, he'll be there. When there's a disaster, he's been there.

Directors: Karl Hosch, Chuck Walker
Stars: Dave Hawthorne, Bob Nelson, Frances Raines
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

While working on a documentary on his old neighborhood, a young film school graduate shifts the focus of his production onto the disappearance of a local resident and the strange characters... See full summary »

Director: Sam Henry Kass
Stars: Holt McCallany, Michael Badalucco, Nicholas Turturro
Sugartime (TV Movie 1995)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Purportedly true story of the affair between singer Phyllis McGuire, and Mafia boss Sam Giancana, famous for his alleged connections to John F Kennedy and Frank Sinatra.

Director: John N. Smith
Stars: John Turturro, Mary-Louise Parker, Elias Koteas
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

The police have three bookies under surveillance, but they escape and set up shop elsewhere. By chance, one of the police finds them; instead of turning them in, he demands money that his ... See full summary »

Director: William DeVizia
Stars: Michael Badalucco, Zachary Badalucco, Amy Brenneman
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A sly business manager and two wacky friends of two opera singers help them achieve success while humiliating their stuffy and snobbish enemies.

Directors: Sam Wood, Edmund Goulding
Stars: Groucho Marx, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx
O.K. Garage (1998)
Comedy | Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Two best friends, Sean and Johnny, fall in love with school teacher Rachel, whose car breaks down all the time...

Director: Brandon Cole
Stars: Lili Taylor, Charles Santy, Olek Krupa
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A paleontologist is diagnosed with a fatal brain disease and, rather than falling into a depression, explodes into life.

Director: Arto Paragamian
Stars: John Turturro, Oleg Kisseliov, Katherine Borowitz
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Bob Nelson ...
...
George De La Pena ...
John Savident ...
Spike Alexander ...
Alan Grant
...
Lisa Le Baron (as Juli Donald)
...
...
Irene Olga López ...
Pedestrian
Warren Thomas ...
Paramedic
Dick Monday ...
Rob
Katherine Heard ...
Laura
Michael Ciotti ...
Kid
...
Father
Edit

Storyline

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Stooge-like antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run the ballet. Written by Rob Hartill

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In the tradition of Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges, and the Reagan Administration. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

17 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lame Ducks  »

Box Office

Gross:

$918,239 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

In 1991, Paramount Pictures was preparing to release the film under the title "Lame Ducks" with a major ad campaign, playing up the fact that it was produced by David and Jerry Zucker who produced Airplane (1980) and The Naked Gun (1988), but when the brothers bailed on the project, the movie was shelved, the publicity campaign was scrapped and the title was changed to "Brain Donors". It was released in a few theaters to some positive reviews, but it really made it's money on home video where it has attracted a small cult following. See more »

Goofs

When Lazlo the lawyer is hit over the head with a vase in a doorway, it smashes everywhere. Seconds later, Flakfizer and Mrs. Oglethorpe go through the same doorway and the vase pieces are gone. See more »

Quotes

Flakfizer: Lillian, I could make love to you right here.
Lillian Oglethorpe: Roland, let's keep this professional.
Flakfizer: Fine. I'll charge you fifty bucks a pop.
See more »

Connections

Spoofs A Day at the Races (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

THEME FROM 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK'
by John Kander & Fred Ebb
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

If you like the Marx Brothers, you'll like Brain Donors
22 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

An obvious rip-off of the Marx Brothers' "Night at the Opera," but who cares? It was damn funny, with John Turturro playing the Groucho part to the hilt and the hilarious Bob Nelson doing a great Harpo, right down to the raincoat. A pity it bombed in theaters, but it makes a great "This one too" movie to rent -- an hour and a half you won't regret plopping on the couch and laughing your head off.


6 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Very underated movie... cazzy74
I Love This Movie! elbarto643
What are some Comparable movies??? Sleuuman
5.4 rating?! presemer
DVD wasteoftime
Petition Anywhere For Brain Donors Special Edition? Ryan_McLelland
Discuss Brain Donors (1992) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?