5.2/10
682
16 user 5 critic

The Wrong Guys (1988)

PG | | Comedy | 13 May 1988 (USA)
Trailer
2:06 | Trailer
Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them ... See full summary »

Director:

Danny Bilson
Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Doc Hollywood (1991)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A young doctor on his way across the country to a job interview crashes his car in a small town and is sentenced to work for several days at the town hospital.

Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Stars: Michael J. Fox, Julie Warner, Barnard Hughes
Zone Troopers (1985)
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

In Italy, during World War II some American soldiers find an alien UFO.

Director: Danny Bilson
Stars: Tim Thomerson, Timothy Van Patten, Art LaFleur
Hot to Trot (1988)
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

Fred P. Chaney receives as inheritance after the death of his mother a speaking horse that also has good knowledge about the stock-market. With the help of this horse Fred gains a lot at ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Dinner
Stars: Bobcat Goldthwait, Dabney Coleman, John Candy
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young American is framed and thrown into a Mexican prison. His friends journey to Mexico to break him out.

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Timothy Van Patten, Jimmy McNichol, Ethan Wayne
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A young man, harshly sentenced for a few minor infractions, escapes from a prison in Huntsville Texas and flees to Laredo, Texas, where he hopes to cross into Mexico for a reunion with his wife and small son.

Director: Jeff Kanew
Stars: Kirk Douglas, John Schneider, Lee Purcell
Home Free (TV Movie 1988)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A psychopath second grader starts knocking off his schoolmates one by one in order to maintain control of the lunchline. Cafeteria hysteria!

Director: Mark Tinker
Stars: Michael Warren, Trinidad Silva, Lonette McKee
The Face of Rage (TV Movie 1983)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Dianne Wiest is a rape victim, a schoolteacher and mother of two, who comes to grips with her fears and, at a crisis center, agrees to meet face-to-face with hardened rapists in an experimental therapy program.

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Raymond J. Barry, Graham Beckel, Jeffrey DeMunn
Cap'n Crunch (Video 1992)
Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Jonathan Brandis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A whimsical saga of a young man whose two life-consuming passions are unraveling traffic gridlock and an avant-garde dancer. A romantic comedy.

Director: Bryan Gordon
Stars: Josh Charles, Anne Heche, John Goodman
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

An American government hitman on the run, makes a pact with two travellers to help him disappear into the Mexican jungle.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman
Stars: Scott Glenn, Craig Wasson, Giovanna Zacarías
The Runner (1999)
Drama | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A compulsive gambler finds his new family's safety seriously threatened by a ruthless gambling boss.

Director: Ron Moler
Stars: Ron Eldard, John Goodman, Joe Mantegna
Lenny (1990–1991)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Stars: Lenny Clarke, Lee Garlington, Peter Dobson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Louie Anderson ... Louie
Richard Lewis ... Richard
Richard Belzer ... Belz
Franklyn Ajaye ... Franklyn
Tim Thomerson ... Tim
Brion James ... Glen Grunski
Biff Manard Biff Manard ... Mark Grunski
John Goodman ... Duke Earle
Ernie Hudson ... Dawson
Timothy Van Patten ... J.T.
Bunny Summers ... Louie's Mom
Carole White ... Ginger Grunski (as Carol Ita White)
Garth Winsome Garth Winsome ... Marsha Grunski
Dion Zamora Dion Zamora ... Kid Louie
Joshua Horowitz ... Kid Richard
Edit

Storyline

Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them for an FBI unit. Written by Mickey Blake <mjb27@po.cwru.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

What "Stripes" did to the army, what "Police Academy" did to law enforcement...these guys do to scouting! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A legutolsó cserkész See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,152,786

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,152,786
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Scoutmaster is played by Jimmy Weldon, a man well known in the California area for hosting a children's program in the '50s and '60s featuring Webster Webfoot, a duck voiced by Weldon, who was mostly presented in a Webelos scout uniform. See more »

Goofs

When Tim is hammering on the tent stake, he breaks the handle of his hammer in half, it is a clean break. When they show him looking at the handle, it is broken to a point indicating it is not the same hammer. See more »

Quotes

J.T.: Duke! The Pancake!
See more »

Crazy Credits

After the credits the boys are talking about changing their mascot. See more »

Connections

References Tammy and the Bachelor (1957) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It is what it is...
1 February 2006 | by nitannyguysSee all my reviews

No, "The Wrong Guys" isn't the funniest movie, and it may not be the most well made of films, but it is a fun movie to watch. It's stupid, good, clean fun made by a bunch of comics who clearly just wanted to do a movie together.

Given the state of movies today, this one doesn't seem all that bad by comparison. Just how many sequels to "Scary Movie" can there be anyway? And "White Chicks"??? Give me a break. Give me Richard Belzer tumbling down a mountain-side and landing on a 30 year old pack of "Fizzies" any day of the week.

The Gruntski Bros. are hilarious, and John Goodman is so over-the-top BAD that it's good. The scenes when these guys were kids are freaking outstanding: Belz sneaking up on Louie's older sister is classic.

Does it get better than "The Wrong Guys"? Sure it does. But it gets a helluva lot worse too.


7 of 9 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed