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Mother, Jugs & Speed (1976)

PG | | Comedy, Drama | 26 May 1976 (USA)
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Competition between privately owned Los Angeles ambulance companies is played for humor.

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Charles Taylor
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Los Angeles: A new law says that the first ambulance that arrives at an accident obtains the contract to transport the injured person. The result is ruthless competition between several companies. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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The F & B Ambulance Co. is looking for a few good men... but they will take any body they can get. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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26 May 1976 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ambulances tous risques  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$20,000,000
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2.35 : 1
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This movie wasn't treated with much respect by the critics when it came out. Over the years, some have changed their opinions, and one critic, who negatively reviewed the movie initially, now describes it as a "hilarious black comedy". See more »

Goofs

At several places in the film, the actor's lip movements do not match the audio, revealing that the dialogue was toned down. During Tony's job interview, Fishbein is heard saying "all-day heat on" but his lip movements are "hard-on." Later, when discussing Murdoch, Jugs is heard saying "a $100 bill sticking out of his ear" but her lips clearly say "out of his ass." See more »

Quotes

Mother: [At the golf course] Put him down idiot!
Dermatologist: It's okay. I'm a doctor.
Mother: Christ! Today's Wednesday, you must all be doctors!
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Referenced in Watching the Detectives (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Thunder Thumbs & Lightnin' Licks
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Performed by The Brothers Johnson
Written by Dave Grusin, Paul Riser, George Johnson and Louis Johnson
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Good Reality Comedy
12 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Good gritty and realistic dark comedy about mid 1970's street culture told thru the daily adventures of a private Ambulance company.Great cast although the acting was lackluster.The directing, cinematography,script and story was average although the screenplay was good.The editing here was bad and made the movie look very cheaply done.To see Cosby portray a not so gentlemanly characer was entertaining if one is fammiliar with the actor.Also,Raquel Welch worshpers will truly enjoy her 30 something sex appeal here as well.Expect realistic portrayals with less than usual Holywood toning down formulas.If one is into that kind of 1970's street movie style mixed with some dark comedy,you will love this one.A cult masterpiece for it's genre.......


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