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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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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)  »

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Lame Ducks  »

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$918,239 (USA)
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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

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

Quotes

Rocco Melonchek: We'll have to perform a full rectum-ology.
Roland T. Flakfizer: Fondue, an epidemic! drop those pants... Not you, the patient.
Doctor: I thought you were cardiologists...
Rocco Melonchek: Uh, well, they're all connected, we enter the rectum and head north.
Roland T. Flakfizer: Why do you think we have such long instruments?
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Referenced in BASEketball (1998) See more »

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THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (WIMOWEH) (MBUBE)
by Hugo Peretti, Albert Stanton, George David Weiss (as George Weiss), Luigi Creatore,
Solomon Linda & Paul Campbell
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If you like the Marx Brothers, you'll like Brain Donors
22 November 1998 | by See all my reviews

An obvious rip-off of the Marx Brothers' "Night at the Opera," but who cares? It was damn funny, with John Turturro playing the Groucho part to the hilt and the hilarious Bob Nelson doing a great Harpo, right down to the raincoat. A pity it bombed in theaters, but it makes a great "This one too" movie to rent -- an hour and a half you won't regret plopping on the couch and laughing your head off.


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