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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 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
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 <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!


Comedy | Crime


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Release Date:

3 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bromas pesadas  »

Box Office


$7,557,877 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Ernie Lazarro: He insulted me, called me names? Like what?
Tony Scarboni: Fruity ass.
Ernie Lazarro: A what?
Tony Scarboni: A fruity ass.
Ernie Lazarro: What the hell is a fruity ass?
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Crazy Credits

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


Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Return to Sleepaway Camp (2013) See more »


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Unfunny, monotonous, and a general waste of time.
3 March 1999 | by (Springfield, Illinois) – See all my reviews

Why turn an unfunny series of prank phone calls into a movie? Whose idea was this? Why does this movie have Alan Arkin in it? Watching this movie will not answer any of these questions, it will only make you inquire "Why am I watching this movie?"

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