The Jerky Boys (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Crime  |  3 February 1995 (USA)
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When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't... See full summary »


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Director: Seth Jarrett
Stars: John G. Brennan, Kamal Ahmed, Ellyn Dawn Humphreys


Cast overview, first billed only:
John G. Brennan ...
Himself / Frank 'Rubberneck' Rizzo (as Johnny Brennan)
Ernie Lazarro
Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico
Alan North ...
Micky Crump
Brad Sullivan ...
Detective Robert Worzic
Brett Weir
Mrs. B
Tony Scarboni
Darryl Theirse ...
Detective Connley


When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the "Jerky Boys" of crank call fame) are wanted by the local mafia, the police, and their neighbor. Written by Steve Derby <>

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They were just a couple of losers from Queens... until they dialed a wrong number and got the mob!


Comedy | Crime


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3 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Bromas pesadas  »

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$7,557,877 (USA)

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The song that the band at the club plays is "Symptom of the Universe" by Black Sabbath. Ozzy Osbourne, who plays their manager, was the original lead singer for Sabbath. See more »


When the mobster shoots the doorknob towards the end, neither the pulling of the trigger, the gunshot sounds, or the squibs sync with each other. See more »


Band Manager: The fuckin' MONKEYS?
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Crazy Credits

After initial credits a scene is showed where Brett Weir's housed is being destroyed. See more »


Spoofs Shane (1953) See more »


2,000 Light Years Away
Performed by Green Day
Music by Green Day
Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong (as Billie Joe)
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Not bad, jerky!

Johnny Brennan and Kamal play themselves as a pair of prank callers who find themselves crossing wires with the mob. This is not one of the greatest films of 1995, but not very bad. More than half the pranks are based on their popular albums. If you're a true fan of "The Jerky Boys," you might enjoy this film. Personally, I like the albums better. Later, tough guy! My evaluation: ** out of ****.

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