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Odd Jobs (1986)

PG-13 | | Comedy | March 1986 (USA)
Four students who work on different jobs during their vacations in summer are tired of doing the same thing every year. Therefore they decide to open up a moving company together and ... See full summary »

Director:

Mark Story

Writers:

Robert Conte, Peter Wortmann (as Peter Martin Wortmann)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Reiser ... Max
Robert Townsend ... Dwight
Scott McGinnis ... Woody
Rick Overton ... Roy
Paul Provenza ... Byron
Leo Burmester ... Wylie D. Daiken
Thomas Quinn Thomas Quinn ... Frankie
Savannah Smith Boucher ... Loretta & Lynette
Richard Dean Anderson ... Spud
Richard Foronjy ... Manny
Ken Olfson ... Mayor Brady
Jake Steinfeld ... Nick
Eleanor Mondale ... Mandy
Charlie Dell ... Earl
Starletta DuPois ... Dwight's Mom
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Four students who work on different jobs during their vacations in summer are tired of doing the same thing every year. Therefore they decide to open up a moving company together and confront themselves with the former boss of one of them. Written by Volker Boehm

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What Will It Take To Get This Bunch Of Bozos Through College?

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Summer Jobs See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Goofs

When Roy skis down the stairs of his dorm and goes off the balcony, you can see part of the balcony break away before he actually touches it. See more »

Connections

Features Deliverance (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Prime Time
Lyrics by Brenda Folk and Keith Landry
Music by Robert Folk
Produced by Robert Folk
Performed by Keith Landry
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A fun romp
21 July 2013 | by albrechtcmSee all my reviews

I saw this a couple of times years ago, and just saw it again today. Even though it's over twenty years old, it holds up. This zany comedy had me laughing from scene two and kept me laughing all the way to the ending. Odd Jobs concerns a group of college friends who hope to make some extra money during their summer vacation. The boys try a variety of occupations from selling vacuum cleaners to waiting tables to working for a moving company. All these guys are a scream and get a chance to show off bits of their stand-up routines, but the clear winner in this outing is the late Leo Burmester (aka Burmeister) as Wylie the truck driver. He steals every scene he's in with his crazy over-the-top yet oddly believable performance. Corny, yes. But laugh out loud funny — all the way. Every performance, not just Wiley, was over the top, but in a good way. Scene after scene is filled with weirdo characters you won't soon forget. The chemistry between Wylie and Max (Paul Reiser) in their buddy movie sequences is perfect. Body by Jake was a little annoying with his Curly Howard laugh, but still good. And there is the Cabrizzi Moving Company whose sign looks like the label on a two dollar bottle of wine. Remember, Cabrizzi rhymes with sleazy. This is one of my own off-the-wall favorites along with Million Dollar Mystery. That one too didn't make any sense but we just went along to watch the comedians strut some of their best bits. These movies do what they're supposed to do: Entertain.


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