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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
Darryl Theirse ...
Detective Connley
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Doorman
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Bouncer
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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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Release Date:

3 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bromas pesadas  »

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$7,557,877 (USA)
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Trivia

When Johnny sends his mother to the neighbor's house before the mobsters show up, she says "I'll be at May Parker's." May Parker was the name of Peter Parker's aunt in the Spider-Man comics and lived in Queens, where the movie takes place. 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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After initial credits a scene is showed where Brett Weir's housed is being destroyed. See more »

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References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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2,000 Light Years Away
Performed by Green Day
Music by Green Day
Lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong (as Billie Joe)
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Funny Enough
14 February 2014 | by See all my reviews

This was bottom of the barrel cinema when it came out. Its not anything you should really have high expectations for when you start into it. That being said, compared to the bottom of the comedy barrel these days this movie is a worthwhile and entertaining entry.

The supporting cast actually isn't too bad. Other reviewers have questioned the appearance of Alan Arkin in this film, and maybe it is weird, but whatever he's in it. So is Vincent Pastore ("Big Pussy" Bonpensiero from "The Sopranos") and cameos from Tom Jones and Ozzy Osbourne (a particularly rare depiction of him when he still had some vital essence left and decked out in appropriate mid-90's high fashion.)

Speaking of the the mid-90's, there's a lot of great footage of New York City in the years right before Giulianni started cleaning the place up.

Anyways, the movie is funny. Its not the funniest movie ever, but the ad hominem attacks, creative profanity, and silly voices will make you laugh. Its nice to see their skits made into live action, even though the real genius of their humor on their tapes was that the calls were real and the calls in the movie are scripted.

Its a solid B-grade comedy. If you're expecting more, you have the wrong idea.


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