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Brain Donors (1992)

 -  Comedy  -  17 April 1992 (USA)
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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 »

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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

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

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17 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lame Ducks  »

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$918,239 (USA)
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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

Rocco Melonchek: You're lying.
Roland T. Flakfizer: Of course I am, but hear me out!
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Remake of A Night at the Opera (1935) See more »

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ALFIE
by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
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Superb! Fantastic! Brilliant!

Brain Donors is a cleverly witty, wonderful movie, hilarious to the very last minute. John Turturro is magnificent playing the lead role. He takes Pat Proft's incredible script and makes it even better. Bob Nelson plays a sensational idiot. Mel Smith was brilliant. These three guys are the guys you are rooting for against the evil John Savident and George De La Pena. Both of these gentleman gave outstanding performances as they try to stop our heros from living their dream (and becoming super, super rich!). I especially like George De La Pena's performance. A master of ballet, he appeared to have been acting his entire life. And of course, let's not forget Nancy Marchand, the lovable lady with the biggest heart. Her performance topped off this already stupendous film. 10 out of 10.


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