MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,284 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 3,139 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 234 titles
created 15 Apr 2011
 
VHS
a list of 263 titles
created 23 Apr 2012
 
a list of 372 titles
created 03 May 2012
 
a list of 26 titles
created 08 Jun 2013
 
a list of 121 titles
created 09 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... 

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
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
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
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
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
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
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

An unlikely man raised by ninjas, goes against a counterfeiter with the help of the criminal's girlfriend.

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Chris Farley, Nicollette Sheridan, Robin Shou
Lucky Stiff (1988)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Rotund Ron Douglas has no luck with women until he meets Cynthia Mitchell, who invites him home for Christmas dinner. Her backwoods clan, descended from the Donner party, is skewed toward ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Perkins
Stars: Donna Dixon, Joe Alaskey, Jeff Kober
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
A Screwball Homicide (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A show about a brilliant female detective who solves crimes with a very unusual partner -- her ex-husband who's joined by his father and Police Commissioner Sheldon Bennett Sr., who remains... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Dugan
Stars: Kristi Angus, Adrian Pasdar, Dan Payne
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

Although is not said in the official description of the movie, the screenplay and characters are based on the classic comedy masterpiece by the Marx Brothers - A Night at the Opera (1935). See more »

Goofs

When Flakfizer and the guys are going to the hospital, as they leave the townhouse, Flakfizer is wearing a purple suit. As he exits the car at the hospital, his suit is black/gray, but as he walks into the hospital, the suit is purple again. This has been fixed on the DVD. 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

Remake of A Night at the Opera (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF
by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the funniest, yet most under-rated comedies ever made
10 August 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This movie is funny, not ha ha funny, but stop breathing turn blue fall on the floor pass out funny.

Whether you find it funny at all will depend on one thing, do you think that a Marx Brothers style movie could be made now? If you don't think so or hate the Marxes then don't bother seeing it, you'll be wasting your time. However, if you like comedy that's both clever and stupid in the classic Marx sort of way, see this film.

The plot has Groucho, er...John Turturro playing a shyster lawyer who is trying to bilk a rich widow of her money by fronting for a ballet. Add to the madness Mel Smith in the Chico role and the incredibly under rated Bob Nelson in a role Harpo would have played if he talked. Its all madness, mis-representation and misdirection that ends up on stage in a ballet only an insane person could have come up with (its at this point breathing becomes optional).

See this movie.

Its simply one of the greatest screen comedies, even though almost no one has seen it.

10 out of 10.


26 of 27 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:
?