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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  »

Box Office

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$918,239 (USA)
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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

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: And she looks like she's about fifteen.
Lazlo: No, no, no.
Roland T. Flakfizer: Okay, fourteen then. In fact I know she's fourteen, because I was dating her a year ago.
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Connections

Referenced in BASEketball (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

LET'S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF
by George Gershwin & Ira Gershwin
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Brain Donors is a cleverly witty, wonderful movie, hilarious to the very last minute. John Turturro is magnificent playing the lead role. He takes Pat Proft's incredible script and makes it even better. Bob Nelson plays a sensational idiot. Mel Smith was brilliant. These three guys are the guys you are rooting for against the evil John Savident and George De La Pena. Both of these gentleman gave outstanding performances as they try to stop our heros from living their dream (and becoming super, super rich!). I especially like George De La Pena's performance. A master of ballet, he appeared to have been acting his entire life. And of course, let's not forget Nancy Marchand, the lovable lady with the biggest heart. Her performance topped off this already stupendous film. 10 out of 10.


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