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The Jerky Boys (1995)

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
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Doorman
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Bouncer
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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 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

[Kamal throws a piece of cement to Foreman's head]
Construction Foreman: Hey, you two, Johnny and Kamal, get back to work, we got a job to finish here!
Johnny: [being possessed by Jack Tors] Oh, were you trying to get me, sweetie cakes?
Construction Foreman: Goddamnit Johnny, cut the bullshit, huh?
Johnny: [being possessed by Jack Tors] Oh, yeah? Why don't you come up here and show me your toolbox? We can go up on the bridge and I'll fur you up head up first into a fuckin' sailor dive and I'll join with you down in the water and I'll rub all sea weed all ...
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Crazy Credits

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

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The Swing Thing
Written by George Romanis (as George Roumanis)
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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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