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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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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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,392,403, 5 February 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,557,877
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film's title is a reference to Johnny and Kamal's comedy group The Jerky Boys, who are most famous for making prank calls to unsuspecting recipients, or in response to classified advertisements placed in local New York-based newspapers. 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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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 Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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Gel
Performed by Collective Soul
Written by Ed Roland
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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stretch 22
14 July 2009 | by See all my reviews

"The Jerky Boys" is mostly an excuse to be silly. The plot is that slackers Johnny and Kamal spend their lives making prank phone calls and inadvertently call a mob boss (Alan Arkin), pretending to be another mafioso, thereby starting a wacky chain of events. I actually thought that the best parts were the pranks. Still, the flick's an overall fun romp. Far from the funniest movie ever, but OK for a viewing. As it was, I saw this movie right after I first learned of Alan Arkin by seeing "Catch-22", so this was a real surprise. And now he's won an Oscar!

Anyway, pretty funny. Also starring William Hickey (the mob boss in "Prizzi's Honor" and the patriarch in "Mouse Hunt").


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