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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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Lisa Le Baron (as Juli Donald)
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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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17 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lame Ducks  »

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$918,239 (USA)
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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: Please, call me what everyone else calls me: "Your Royal Sex Machine."
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Connections

Spoofs Duck Soup (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

THEME FROM 'NEW YORK, NEW YORK'
by John Kander & Fred Ebb
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Funny ? Oh yes !
6 November 2004 | by (DK) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie for the first time today on danish TV. Who has hidden this gem in all these years. Most recommendable, if you are a Marx Brothers fan, and who isn't ? The one-liners are great and the story is ridiculous. I love this film. When is it released on DVD ? I'll be the first in the queue to buy it. The film is full of wacky scenes, the acting is brilliant, especially Margaret Dumont, (sorry Nancy Marchand) but you almost can't tell it's not good old Margaret. John Turturro is far away from Barton Fink here, but most certainly very good. Bob Nelson does a Harpo Marx like no one else but Harpo. If you haven't seen this movie, do it and do it NOW !


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