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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 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  »

Box Office


$7,557,877 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


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 »


Spoofs Shane (1953) See more »


The Jerky Boys Sample
Written by John G. Brennan (as Johnny Brennan)
Performed by The Jerky Boys
Courtesy of Select Records
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4 June 2001 | by (Chicagoland) – See all my reviews

Yeah, this is a moronic movie. For those who haven't heard the boys' prank calls (which I find funny, and even sometimes clever), their jokes will fall pretty flat. They just don't work on-screen. And for those of us who HAVE heard their old stuff, the movie serves as a rehash and seems "old hat." The only reason I rented this was to get a look at the faces behind the voices--doesn't Johnny B. look like a chubby Sean Astin with a mullet-like hairdo? Stick to their audio-only work.

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