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Cabin Boy (1994)

A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.

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Skunk (as Brian-Doyle Murray)
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Old Salt In Fishing Village (as Earl Hofert)
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Snobby school boy goes left and mistakes the "Filthy Whore" for his millionaire dad's yacht. He joins four filthy fishermen for hijinx on the high seas. Written by Cary Pincus <pincus@aracor.com>

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sea | boat | monster | spoof | goofball | See All (34) »

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He's Setting Sail On The High Seas... Without A Rudder, A Compass, Or A Clue!


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Rated PG-13 for crude language | See all certifications »
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7 January 1994 (USA)  »

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A hajó hülyéje  »

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$3,662,459 (USA)
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David Letterman appears as the "Old Salt in the Fishing Village", but the credits list him as "Earl Hofert". This is an inside joke for Letterman fans, as he also referred to himself as "Hofert" in some skits back at his old program Late Night with David Letterman (1982) on NBC. In real life, Hofert is an uncle of Letterman's on his mother's side. See more »

Goofs

After fishing Trina out of the water and having his initial dialogue exchange with her, Nathanial summons the rest of the crew to meet her. Shortly after doing so, he refers to Trina by name despite Trina not having introduced herself to him in the previous scene. See more »

Quotes

Old Salt in Fishing Village: Would you like to buy a monkey?
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Spoofs Captains Courageous (1937) See more »

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THE ALLEY CAT SONG
Written by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (as Frank Bjorn)
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Movie Makes fun of overeducated, pampered snobby critics
23 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Critics hate this film because they see so much of themselves in the protagonist: A character who spends his whole overeducated, over-pampered life sneering at every one and every thing else, the self-appointed know it all who mocks everything but produces nothing.

The protagonist is a critic, and the story makes fun of the protagonist.

It was interesting and satisfying to see the protagonist's fate... and I laughed the whole way through.

Summary: Unfortunately, people can't make a movie that trashes your run of the mill critic, and still hope for a good review.

If you are a critic know it all, you'll hate "Cabin Boy". If you have an actual sense of humor you'll love it.

Happiness guaranteed: That's what cabin boy is to me.


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