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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

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Himself / Frank 'Rubberneck' Rizzo (as Johnny Brennan)
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Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico
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Micky Crump
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Brett Weir
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Geno
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Sonny
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Detective Connley
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Doorman
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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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Rated R for continuous use of strong language | See all certifications »

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3 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Bromas pesadas  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,392,403 (USA) (5 February 1995)

Gross:

$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

Mrs. B: Brett is a very nice hard working man. I wish the two of you were more like Brett Weir.
Johnny: Ah, come on. It's not like we ain't had jobs. What about the mason's job we had a ways back?
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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 The Cinema Snob: A Nightmare on Elm Street (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Hangin' on the Telephone
Performed by L7
Written by Jack Lee
Courtesy of Slash Records
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Jerky Boys vs. the mob
6 August 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of these two. I know the majority of people hate these guy's, but I think they are brilliant. This movie was widely panned over by critics and movie goers, but it is just another great example of the genius that is the Jerky Boys. You have to know their prank phone call background to fully appreciate all the jokes in this movie. And to listen to their prank call CD's, you start to see how quick witted these two are, to come up with the calls they do is pure genius. Listen to the CD's and then watch this movie, you will laugh your butt off, I can almost guarantee it ! Just watch the 'drive through' scene in this movie to see one of the funniest bits on film ever !


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