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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
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Micky Crump
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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
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Detective Connley
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Doorman
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Bouncer
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Roadie
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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for continuous use of strong language | See all certifications »

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3 February 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bromas pesadas  »

Box Office

Gross:

$7,557,877 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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

Band Manager: The fuckin' MONKEYS?
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: High School Big Shot (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

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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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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