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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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Roadie
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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 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

Johnny: [being possessed by Sol Rosenburg] Oh, God! My mother, she woke me up today. She poured a hot pan of grease all over my chest and my ass and genitals and I fell down the stairs and my shoes fell off.
Burger Bob Customer: What does that have to do with ANYTHING?
Johnny: [being possessed by Sol Rosenburg] Because I can't see damn it, you son of a bitch
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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

(You Got Me) Sick as a Dog
Performed by The Jerky Boys: John G. Brennan (as Johnny Brennan) and Kamal Ahmed (as Kamal)
Written by John G. Brennan (as Johnny Brennan), Kamal Ahmed, Randy Cantor, Ronnie Vance
Courtesy of Select Records
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Not bad, jerky!

Johnny Brennan and Kamal play themselves as a pair of prank callers who find themselves crossing wires with the mob. This is not one of the greatest films of 1995, but not very bad. More than half the pranks are based on their popular albums. If you're a true fan of "The Jerky Boys," you might enjoy this film. Personally, I like the albums better. Later, tough guy! My evaluation: ** out of ****.


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