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Arnold's Wrecking Co. (1973)

PG | | Comedy | 20 September 1973 (USA)
A student tries pot for the first time, loves it and decides to distribute it in a big business kind of way. Soon he has the police and the mafia on his tail.

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Barbara Hencheck ...
Susie
Sandy Zeitler ...
Juan
Ted Atlof ...
Freddie
Hardee Mintzer ...
Chief
Chick Langenella ...
The Connection
Byron Schauer ...
Officer Ace
Shirley Kauffman ...
Mae
Eddie Henderson ...
Rollo
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Kenny (as Steve De Souza)
Mike Renshaw ...
Arnold
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Kenny (as a child) (as Ivan Roth)
Scott Kauffman ...
Kenny as a Child
Linda Powell ...
Stewardess #1
Bonnie De Souza ...
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Gene Beck ...
Fat Man
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Arnold Berman is a klutz. Just ask his cousin Kenny, who has to put up with him over summer vacation from college. Arnold has to be seen to be believed: an uptight, unreal, super-straight Business major who's a whiz at accounting and a failure at everything else. Kenny and his pal Rollo turn Arnold on to a little grass to loosen him up, but they don't realize the demons they've set free: for the now-swinging Arnold becomes a pothead Horatio Alger and soon has them all in the midst of a multi-million-dollar grass-dealing firm complete with snazzy executive offices, a fleet of delivery trucks, group insurance, and a little league team. All of this does not escape the attention of either the local police or the local "organization," and the result is a free-enterprise free-for-all in which the customers are as high as the company stock. Written by Anonymous

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Filmed in 1971, not released until 1973. See more »

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Ouch! What a way to p**s away $100,000!
7 July 1999 | by (Palo Alto, California, USA) – See all my reviews

Arnold's Wrecking Co. is a very bad movie with bad acting and a bad plot that would never work. Arnold (played by Mike Renshaw) owns his own drug company that sponsors little league teams and appears at major hotel chains. It all starts out when Kenny (played by Steve De Souza) and his friend Rollo (played by Edie Henderson) try to turn Kenny's nerdy cousin into a drug addict. After resisting, Arnold gives in and enjoys the drug. After realizing how much his cousin paid for the drug, Arnold decides to eliminate the middle man in the drug business, and make his own company that sells drugs, that's right sells drugs. In a matter of a few hours, Arnold gets his own company (Arnold's Wrecking Company), office building, and a few dozen workers (mostly spouses of the stars of the film). After a few months, AWC becomes profitable. But now, a bad acting police man is investigating the drug chain. This film is filled with bad acting, especially Edie Henderson. The only thing decent about this movie is the movie within the move "The Story of Dope" and the somewhat decent soundtrack. Don't waste your time, skip this movie!


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