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The Jerky Boys (1995)

 -  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
John G. Brennan ...
Himself / Frank 'Rubberneck' Rizzo (as Johnny Brennan)
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Kamal
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Ernie Lazarro
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Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico
Alan North ...
Micky Crump
Brad Sullivan ...
Detective Robert Worzic
James Lorinz ...
Brett Weir
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Mrs. B
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Tony Scarboni
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Geno
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Sonny
Darryl Theirse ...
Detective Connley
David Pittu ...
Doorman
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Bouncer
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Roadie
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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 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 <sderby@sdeco.com>

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

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Comedy | Crime

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3 February 1995 (USA)  »

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$7,557,877 (USA)
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Trivia

When Johnny sends his mother to the neighbor's house before the mobsters show up, she says "I'll be at May Parker's." May Parker was the name of Peter Parker's aunt in the Spider-Man comics and lived in Queens, where the movie takes place. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Ernie Lazarro: He insulted me, called me names? Like what?
Tony Scarboni: Fruity ass.
Ernie Lazarro: A what?
Tony Scarboni: A fruity ass.
Ernie Lazarro: What the hell is a fruity ass?
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Four Fly Guys
Performed by Hurricane
Written by Hurricane / Mike D (as M. Diamond) / Adam Horovitz (as A. Horovitz) / Adam Yauch (as A. Yauch) / Mario Caldato Jr. (as M. Caldato,
Jr.) / D. Fromback
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records, Inc. / Capitol Records
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Good Movie
16 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie was incredibly funny and refreshingly original. The two boys play great roles as the jerkiest prank callers ever seen, causing trouble and getting into hilarious dilemmas. I found the movie excellent and I think any one with a not-so-serious personality would find it a great film.

I give it ten out of ten because it is far ahead of its genre, matching, if not beating such similar films as Dumb and Dumber and Wayne's World 2. It establishes its comedy on simple humor and doesn't derive itself from ridiculously complex politics, boring celebrities, and doesn't rely on sexual overtones (although it would do great with them). I would put it on par with many other funny movies I've seen and I must say, I would be very happy if it was aired on television for once.


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