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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

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicos escandalosos See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$444,746
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although uncredited, Linda Fiorentino plays the Spanish maid that disrupts the dance between Olivia and Strobe at the fancy party for the dog. See more »

Quotes

Roy Raja: [to Lipshultz] Shitlips my friend! We have a saying in my country: "He who does not ram the goose, strokes the goat", if you know what I mean.
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Connections

References Gandhi (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

LOVER
by Lorenz Hart & Richard Rodgers
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This is my NO.1 comedy film of all time!
20 October 2006 | by toiyabeshawnSee all my reviews

I first saw this back in the day and I was sore for a week from laughing so damn hard! I bought a used copy from a local video store a few years ago and finally wore it out showing it to all my friends so I finally spent a small fortune and bought a brand new VHS copy online. This movie is base line juvenile slapstick humor at it's very best. Crude at times but I'm a sick humor type of person so this just works for me! I highly recommend this to anyone with an open sense of humor, you will love it! The studio needs to release this on DVD, I can't believe some of the junk I find on DVD and this excellent comedy is just stuffed away in some vault somewhere! Come on and get with it and release this on DVD for the masses to enjoy!


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