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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
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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

Certificate:

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Release Date:

3 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bromas pesadas  »

Box Office

Gross:

$7,557,877 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Writing and filming sessions for this movie commenced around 1993, but its release was delayed because the film's original distributor, Buena Vista, did not know what to do with it. Finally, Buena Vista and Touchstone Pictures bought the rights to the film in 1994, and it was officially released in 1995. 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 »

Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Hangin' on the Telephone
Performed by L7
Written by Jack Lee
Courtesy of Slash Records
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I loved this
6 May 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I loved this movie and busted a gut laughing at the first 10 minutes. Basically, the first ten minutes of the movie is by far the peak of the film but there's still some laughs in between. I haven't seen this movie all the way through in at least 3 or 4 years and I would love to see it again. I just remember loaning my video of this to my Aunt and she never returned it because she loved it more than I did. The scene at the burger joint is hilarious and the one at the construction site is also one of the funnier parts of the movie. I hope they bring this movie to DVD one day. It's nearly impossible to find in video stores and it rarely ever comes on TV. It would be a great addition to my DVD collection next to 'Freddy Got Fingered'. 10/10


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