Brain Donors (1992)

PG  |   |  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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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 ...
Warren Thomas ...
Dick Monday ...
Katherine Heard ...
Michael Ciotti ...


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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Release Date:

17 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lame Ducks  »

Box Office


$918,239 (USA)

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Did You Know?


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 »


At the first party, Jacques is seen juggling scarves and is suddenly behind Flakfizer and then back juggling again. See more »


Flakfizer: Let's step outside and settle this like men!
Lazlo: We are outside.
Flakfizer: OK, let's step inside and settle it like women.
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Spoofs Duck Soup (1933) See more »


by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
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One of the most underrated movies of all time
18 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is by far one of the funniest movies I have ever seen. John Turturro (one of my favorite actors) was hysterical. Bob Nelson and Mel Smith were great as well. I have a few of Dugan's movies. I love his work with Sandler and I also enjoyed Beverly Hills Ninja, but this movies blows them all way. Hollywood needs to make more silly slapstick films like this one. I believe a good Comedy needs 2 things. 1. The Comedy has to be consistent and 2. The Conclusion of the Movie has to be the funniest part of the movie. Brain Donors delivers well on both of these accounts. I also respect that this is a clean comedy (PG). Being able to make someone laugh now a days without the use of fowl language is remarkable. Without thinking twice this movie is a definite 10 out of 10

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