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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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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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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

[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 Jerky Groove
Performed by Derrick Perkins and Paul Karpinski
Written by Derrick Perkins
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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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