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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Director: Seth Jarrett
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John G. Brennan ...
Himself / Frank 'Rubberneck' Rizzo (as Johnny Brennan)
Ernie Lazarro
Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico
Alan North ...
Micky Crump
Brad Sullivan ...
Detective Robert Worzic
Brett Weir
Mrs. B
Tony Scarboni
Darryl Theirse ...
Detective Connley


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 <>

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They were just a couple of losers from Queens... until they dialed a wrong number and got the mob!


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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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Woman at the Hospital: Sir, could you please use a proper terminology?
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Crazy Credits

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


Spoofs Shane (1953) See more »


Four Fly Guys
Performed by Hurricane
Written by Hurricane / Mike D (as M. Diamond) / Adam Horovitz (as A. Horovitz) / Adam Yauch (as A. Yauch) / Mario Caldato Jr. (as M. Caldato,
Jr.) / D. Fromback
Courtesy of Grand Royal Records, Inc. / Capitol Records
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Two out of work pranksters. Pull one prank too many when they get mixed up in the mob.

This movie will have you laughing out of your A$$!!!. The Jerky boys bring their weird sense of humor to new heights in this low budget movie. This movie isnt for everyone and its definitely not a family film. If your are bored on a Saturday afternoon go to the video store and rent this. You wont regret. I give this movie an 8 out 10 rating.

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