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Disorderlies (1987)

PG | | Comedy | 14 August 1987 (USA)
Three bumbling orderlies are hired to take care of an old rich man. Humorous mayhem follows.

Director:

Michael Schultz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Morales ... Markie
Darren Robinson ... Buffy
Damon Wimbley ... Kool
Anthony Geary ... Winslow Lowry
Tony Plana ... Miguel
Helen Reddy ... Happy Socialite
Lisa Kingston ... Dealer
Marco Rodríguez ... Luis Montana
Ralph Bellamy ... Albert Dennison
Jim Jackman Jim Jackman ... Orderly #1
Don Woodard Don Woodard ... Orderly #2
Charles Green ... Orderly #3
Joseph R. Sicari ... Nursing Home Owner
Jo Marie Payton ... Kool's Mother (as Jo Marie Payton-France)
Linda Hopkins ... Buffy's Mother
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Winslow needs money now to pay off gambling debts. If only his rich uncle Albert would die. But his orderlies are very good. Maybe by hiring three of the worst orderlies around, he can speed things up. Fortunately for him, he finds Markie, Buffy, and Kool, who have just been fired from their last job. With them around, he should have the money real soon. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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DISheartened? DIScontented? DISenchanted? Here's your prescription for laughs. See more »

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Trivia

The mansion used is the Clampett mansion from The Beverly Hillbillies (1962). See more »

Goofs

At one point the medicine machine goes off alerting the Fat Boys that it's time for Albert's medication. The time on it reads 8:15. Later that evening when Albert's in bed, the camera pans to a clock that reads just a few minutes after 8:00. See more »

Quotes

[Buffy and Kool are in a squad car being driven to a unknown destination by the huge cop and the racist Sgt. Bledsoe]
Buffy: Uh... look mister officer, Sergeant Bledsoe, sir. I want to point out an unfair situation here.
Huge Cop: [turns towards them] Shut your fat ugly face!
[both Buffy and Kool look at each other with dread]
Buffy: Kool, we gotta find a way to get away... now. These guys are gonna kick our asses, man!
Kool: Yeah, while we're gonna be hurt, Albert's gonna be dead!
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Crazy Credits

During the end credits, The Fat Boys try to spell out "Disorderlies" across their t-shirts by standing together but can't get it in the right order. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Miami Vice (1984) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby You're a Rich Man
Performed by The Fat Boys
Produced by Paul Gurvitz
The Fat Boys appear courtesy of Tin Pan Apple/Polydor Records
Written by Paul McCartney and John Lennon
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Ralph Bellamy as you've never seen him.
26 August 2017 | by Hey_SwedenSee all my reviews

Ultimately upbeat entertainment stars rap group The Fat Boys - Mark Morales, Darren Robinson, and Damon Wimbley - as a trio of freewheeling, goofy orderlies fired from their jobs. However, they're soon hired for a new gig by scheming Winslow Lowry (Anthony Geary of 'General Hospital' fame), precisely because he hopes that their incompetence will lead to the death of Winslows' uncle, Albert Dennison (Ralph Bellamy). You see, Winslow is a gambling addict who owes a staggering debt to a criminal named Luis Montana (Marco Rodriguez), and he will supposedly inherit his millionaire uncles' estate. Predictably, the corpulent comedians get their act together when it really counts.

Inconsequential, but rather harmless, farcical comedy is directed by Michael Schultz, whose eclectic career includes such features as "Cooley High", "Car Wash", and "The Last Dragon". It's never exactly inspired, but it delivers just enough laughs to keep it watchable. It doesn't have THAT much of a story - after all, it does stop cold for a couple of minutes while the boys shoot an impromptu music video. The soundtrack includes some pretty catchy numbers.

Morales, Robinson, and Wimbley are likable enough and mildly amusing; they do have an infectious amount of energy. Geary is the sort of rotten & conniving - yet also pathetic - antagonist whom the audience will enjoy booing, while Rodriguez is just pure thug. Notable character actor Tony Plana rounds out the trio of baddies as the bumbling valet. Gorgeous Troy Byer is an appealing romantic interest for Morales. Viewers will have fun with the assorted cameo appearances: Helen Reddy, Linda Hopkins, Ray Parker Jr., Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick, etc. But the main reason to watch "Disorderlies" is to see Hollywood legend Ralph Bellamy in such a goofball picture. He does look like he's having some fun. He even gets to utter lines such as "Step off, homeboy!" and "You be illin'."

Dumb, but agreeable, this comedy only goes on for a fairly painless 86 minutes.

Six out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 August 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bolnicarji na kolesih See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,707,980, 16 August 1987

Gross USA:

$10,348,437

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,348,437
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Warner Bros. See more »
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1.85 : 1
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