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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

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
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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)  »

Also Known As:

Bromas pesadas  »

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$7,557,877 (USA)
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Trivia

The band whose stage is set up by the Jerky Boys is "Helmet". 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

Band Manager: The fuckin' MONKEYS?
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After initial credits a scene is showed where Brett Weir's housed is being destroyed. See more »

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Dial a Jam
Performed by Coolio & 40 Thevz (as The 40 Thevz)
Written by Coolio (as Artis Ivey), Malieek Straughter, Henry Straughter, William Bronson,
Brian Dobbs, J.B. Moore, Robert Ford, Kurt Walker, Russell Simmons and Lawrence Smith
Courtesy of Tommy Boy Records
Contains a sample from "The Breaks"
Performed by Kurtis Blow
Written by J.B. Moore, Robert Ford, Kurtis Blow (as Kurt Walker), Russell Simmons and Lawrence Smith
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Markets
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Unfunny, monotonous, and a general waste of time.
3 March 1999 | by (Springfield, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Why turn an unfunny series of prank phone calls into a movie? Whose idea was this? Why does this movie have Alan Arkin in it? Watching this movie will not answer any of these questions, it will only make you inquire "Why am I watching this movie?"


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