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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
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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Storyline

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

Certificate:

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3 February 1995 (USA)  »

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$7,557,877 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

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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References The Brady Bunch (1969) 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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A very funny comedy with an actual plot!
16 February 2001 | by (Tucson) – See all my reviews

I enjoy a good comedy, but it must have a good plot. Dumb and Dumber and Road Trip are my two other favorite comedies. This film is not only damn hilarious, but it provides an awesome story. The mob elements arent cheesy either, they are actually pretty good.


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