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The Whoopee Boys (1986)

Two obnoxious and dim-witted misfits attempt to save a school for needy children by attempting to sneak into the wealthy high society of Palm Beach to get the money needed for their cause.

Director:

John Byrum
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Keefe ... Jake Bateman
Paul Rodriguez ... Barney Benar
Denholm Elliott ... Col. Phelps
Carole Shelley ... Henrietta Phelps
Andy Bumatai Andy Bumatai ... Roy Raja
Eddie Deezen ... Eddie Lipschultz
Marsha Warfield ... Officer White
Elizabeth Arlen ... Shelley
Karen A. Smythe Karen A. Smythe ... Clorinda Antonucci
Joe Spinell ... Guido Antonucci
Robert Gwaltney Robert Gwaltney ... Humping the Butler
Lucinda Jenney ... Olivia
Dan O'Herlihy ... Judge Sternhill
Stephen Davies ... Strobe
Taylor Negron ... Whitey
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Storyline

Two dim-witted street peddlers, Jack and Barney, arrive in Palm Beach, Florida, looking for a better, wealthier lifestyle. In Palm Beach, Jack falls for Olivia, a young heiress running an orphaned children's shelter being threatened with foreclosure. Jack, at Barney's insistence, enrolls them both at a finishing school so they can learn the etiquette of the upper class in order to fit in with the hope that Olivia's uncle will approve of Jack wanting to marry her and help her obtain an inheritance to save the orphanage. Written by matt-282

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Doing all the wrong things in all the wrong places. See more »

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Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

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Trivia

Jack Nitzsche: man who yells at Barney and Jack for being in the pool. See more »

Quotes

Roy Raja: [exit from the bathroom] There are two toilets in there.
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Connections

Referenced in Meet the Parents (1992) See more »

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Be All You Can Be
Courtesy of U.S. Goverment
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Never beaten in 20 years
20 October 2006 | by simonhairSee all my reviews

Okay, I see that from the comments that this film was made for the US market and as we both seem to be diverse in opinion when it comes to humour. This gem I first watched as a rental, as I could find nothing more in the shop that interested me. Well for a change it paid off, as I to this day still talk about the funniest film I have ever watched. Yes it's base humour but it's base humour at it finest. I spilt my beer in the scene with the posh woman holding the dog and he asks the dog "is that nasty lady squeezing your genitals"? I have recently returned from Cannes where all the woman carry their dogs and that scene kept flashing back to me. This film is a peach and a rarity, dumber and dumber came nowhere near it in laughs per minute.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Whoopee Boys See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$444,746
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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