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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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(screenplay), (screenplay "A Night At the Opera") | 2 more credits »

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Cast

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Bob Nelson ...
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Spike Alexander ...
Alan Grant
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Lisa Le Baron (as Juli Donald)
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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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In the tradition of Abbott and Costello, The Three Stooges, and the Reagan Administration. See more »

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Comedy

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17 April 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lame Ducks  »

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Box Office

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$918,239
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Roland T. Flakfizer: Money's no object! It isn't mine!
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Connections

Spoofs A Day at the Races (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF
by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
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The Marx Borthers reincarnated!
21 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

When I first saw the cover of the video tape for Brain Donors, I thought "Groan, it's some guys who think they can be the Marx Brothers". Then I watched it, and laughed till I choked. Yes they imitate the Marx Bros. BUT they do it well, John Turturro as Flakfizer is a perfect heir to the Firefly/Captain Spalding characters portrayed by the late Groucho. I hope someday there will be a sequel to Brain Donors, even if it is another remake.


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