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Going Berserk (1983)

A drummer/chauffeur engaged to a congressman's daughter encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding.

Director:

David Steinberg

Writer:

Dana Olsen
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... John Bourgignon
Joe Flaherty ... Chick Leff
Eugene Levy ... Sal DiPasquale
Alley Mills ... Nancy Reese
Pat Hingle ... Ed Reese
Ann Bronston Ann Bronston ... Patti Reese
Eve Brent ... Mrs. Reese (as Eve Brent Ashe)
Elizabeth Kerr ... Grandmother Reese
Richard Libertini ... Rev. Sun Yi Day
Dixie Carter ... Angela
Paul Dooley ... Dr. Ted
Ronald E. House Ronald E. House ... Bruno
Kurtwood Smith ... Clarence
Ernie Hudson ... Muhammed Jerome Willy
Gloria Gifford ... Francine
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Storyline

Limo driver John Bourgignon is engaged to Nancy Reese. Her father, Congressman Ed Reese, is running for president and crusading against cult leader Sun Yi. Misadventure and intrigue stalk John and Nancy's path to the altar. Written by Anonymous

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The good, the bad, and the stupid.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Trivia

One of just a few theatrical features directed by David Steinberg who mostly works in television. This movie was Steinberg's second cinema movie, the first having being the then recent Burt Reynolds comedy Paternity (1981). See more »

Quotes

Ed Reese: How much money do you make in a year?
John Bourgignon: Oh, in a year, I would say anywhere from thirty to eleven thousand a year, sir.
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Crazy Credits

The entire plot of the movie is told in a rap song during the opening credit:

Well John's the lead in this meaty scene He's the Candyman, if you know what I mean. And he drives a long black limousine With his sidekick Chick! [car horn sound] Now John's the drummer out in the street, But the man can't even keep a beat So he spins his wheels to make ends meet. You got it? [Woman's voice: "Huh?"] Stay with me now! John's got a pretty little fiancée. When her daddy's trying to pull a power play, And if Big Daddy gets his way, Our man John will be wearing cement shooooooes! See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK video version was cut by 15 secs to remove footage of nunchakus. The cuts were waived for the 2007 Universal DVD. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Father Knows Best (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

Going Berserk
Music by Tom Scott
Words by Rob Preston
Performed by Ben Sharel
Background Vocals by Judi Brown, Lynne Scott
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Flat
17 March 2020 | by sambsonSee all my reviews

Flat attempt at comedy from a great, but unused cast.


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Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drums Over Malta See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$234,950, 2 October 1983

Gross USA:

$234,950
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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