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Brain Donors (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 17 April 1992 (USA)
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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Cast

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Bob Nelson ...
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George De La Pena ...
John Savident ...
Spike Alexander ...
Alan Grant
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Lisa Le Baron (as Juli Donald)
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Teri Copley ...
Irene Olga López ...
Pedestrian
Rob Warren Thomas ...
Paramedic
Dick Monday ...
Rob
Katherine Heard ...
Laura
Michael Ciotti ...
Kid
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Father
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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

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The producers of Airplane! and The Naked Gun invite you to a night of ballet. Fasten your seat belts. See more »

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Comedy

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17 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lame Ducks  »

Box Office

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$918,239 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Roland T. Flakfizer: So, do you enjoy being a cab driver?
Rocco Melonchek: Nah. As soon as I get my driver's license, I'm quitting.
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Soundtracks

THEME FROM 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK'
by John Kander & Fred Ebb
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A superb comedy team -underrated -the New Marx brothers
20 January 2007 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I heard about Brain Donor's and thought that it was a joke that someone told me. I didn't even think that this existed. Man! What a comedic-hammering I got when I saw this. This has to be up there as one of the slap stick funniest of all-time. If it's not something is truly wrong with our critic-rating system. These guys, who i wasn't aware of except Turturro from Miami Vice and William Friedkin's "To Live And Die In L.A." and those certainly weren't comedy. So I had no reference for him to gage in a comedy. These other two Bob Nelson and Mel Smith where outstanding! Thy were unbelievably funnier than other comedies that were in the theater then. I am just astounded that there are no reported awards for these guys in this film. From all the other stuff that wins and for this not a 'wink' 'nod' or 'whisper' to speak of. Dennis Dugan has a great sense about him in comedy story telling. And for all I can remember, of seeing his movies, he always has, hence : 'Problem Child' etc.

I was glad to see that this is now out on DVD. As before I was wearing out the VHS that I had with it playing so much. Yet it has been years since I have had the enjoyment of this.

For a real comedy-face slapping good time, I recommend these guys to only those with a sense of humor. Those without need not apply. Now this is one that you have a sequel for or two or three.

Ten out of a comedy ten (*****)


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