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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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3 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Bromas pesadas  »

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$7,557,877 (USA)
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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

Woman at the Hospital: Sir, could you please use a proper terminology?
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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Symptom of the Universe
Performed by Helmet
Written by Tony Iommi (as Frank Iommi) / Bill Ward (as William Ward) / Geezer Butler (as Terence Butler) / Ozzy Osbourne (as John Osbourne)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
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Caution: Do not watch this film with milk and/or twinkies in your mouth
18 April 2003 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

Seriously watch out because I am still cleaning up the milk and twinkies off of MY LIVING ROOM FLOOR (because I laughed so hard)!!!! I am a 33 year old woman and not to "hip" with the latest trends, sorry VH1 all the way for this girl, no MTV, but I must admit The Jerky Boys are funny. I mean these guys were just playing around making funny (prank) calls when they accidently call a mob boss, needless to say hillarity ensues. They team with a rag tag crew of homeless children and one mean ol' rappin granny and attempt to take back the streets from the mob. I won't reveal the ending, but I will say a hanky maybe needed, who knew that these two comic geniuses could also make you weep. The good news is the ending was left open enough for a sequel, come on Paramount get on the ball it has been seven years, and the chemistry between the two leads may start to fade. I heard they actually adlibbed most of the movie, and spent weeks making actual prank calls to get into character. Add Kamal and Johnny to the list of fine comedic duos such as Martin and Lewis, Abbot and Costello, Cheech and Chong, and Stallone and Getty. A must see for lovers of the cinema who aren't afraid to laugh at the human condition that is reflected so poignantly in this fine film. On a side note why don't they actually make a record of prank calls and release it? I am sure it would sell.


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