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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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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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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

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Release Date:

3 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bromas pesadas  »

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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

Mrs. B: Brett is a very nice hard working man. I wish the two of you were more like Brett Weir.
Johnny: Ah, come on. It's not like we ain't had jobs. What about the mason's job we had a ways back?
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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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4 June 2001 | by (Chicagoland) – See all my reviews

Yeah, this is a moronic movie. For those who haven't heard the boys' prank calls (which I find funny, and even sometimes clever), their jokes will fall pretty flat. They just don't work on-screen. And for those of us who HAVE heard their old stuff, the movie serves as a rehash and seems "old hat." The only reason I rented this was to get a look at the faces behind the voices--doesn't Johnny B. look like a chubby Sean Astin with a mullet-like hairdo? Stick to their audio-only work.


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