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The Wrong Guys (1988)

PG | | Comedy | 13 May 1988 (USA)
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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
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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
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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>

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It was their 25th Cub Scout Reunion. The convicts thought they were cops. The bullies thought they were wimps. They thought they were safe. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

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PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A legutolsó cserkész See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,152,786
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Writer/director Danny Bilson has said this was inspired in part by his childhood experience of scouting with the themes of family and friendship as an emotional center of the film coming from the stand-up of Louie Anderson. See more »

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When Franklin is answering a call of nature in the woods, you can see the beam from his flashlight reflect off the screen from his left side. See more »

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Duke Earle: I hate stinkin' pancakes!
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After the credits the boys are talking about changing their mascot. See more »

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References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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A guilty pleasure
29 January 2005 | by The GryphonSee all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came to the theaters in 1988 and though I knew it wasn't of award winning caliber...I kinda liked it. It tells the tale of 5 former cub scouts reuniting to take on the one task they never got to finish as kids - which is to climb Mt. Whitehead. Of course now the cub scouts are all grown up and have developed their personalities in a variety of ways, but none too differently than they were as children. Richard Lewis is still neurotic, Richard Belzer is still a playboy, Franklyn Ajaye is still sort of the Dear Abby of the group, and Tim Thomerson is still the surfer dude of the group. Of course the top billed star is Louie Anderson, a "true believer" in everything Cub Scout related. He still lives in the same house with his mother, still goes over the Cub Scout manual daily, is brave, reverent and clean, and is the one who reunites the others for one more grand adventure in Scouting. Compounding their task, however, is the Grunski brothers, two bullies drummed out of the Cub Scouts by the above mentioned. By coincidence they run into their old den and decide to harass them a bit, albeit harmlessly. Not so harmlessly is three escaped convicts, who think Pack 7 is from the FBI and are intent on wiping them out. All in all, the movie still has bits of charm. Observe Richard Lewis trying to get comfortable on a folding cot, for example, and you have a really funny bit going for you. Upon further review, the entire film needed more of that type of observational humor. It doesn't hold up well after all these years but still remains a guilty pleasure.


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