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The Super (1991)

R | | Comedy | 4 October 1991 (USA)
Karma comes into play when a wealthy wisecracking landlord is ordered by a court to live in the filthy building that he runs.

Director:

Rod Daniel

Writer:

Sam Simon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pesci ... Louie Kritski
Vincent Gardenia ... Big Lou Kritski
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Naomi Bensinger
Rubén Blades ... Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
Stacey Travis ... Heather
Carole Shelley ... Irene Kritski
Kenn Michael Kenn Michael ... Tito (as Kenny Blank)
Paul Benjamin ... Gilliam
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde ... Leotha
Bhubeshi Bodibe Bhubeshi Bodibe ... Goode
Abdoulaye NGom ... Stubbs (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Carol Jean Lewis Carol Jean Lewis ... Eleanor
Anthony Heald ... Ron Nessim
Daniel Baltzman Daniel Baltzman ... Young Louie
Jack Hallett Jack Hallett ... Young Big Lou
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Storyline

Louie is a New York City slum landlord who is given 120 days to repair one of his apartment blocks. The problem for Louie is that he must live in the rundown block until the repairs are complete. Louie's father is the real boss, and he has no intention of paying for the repairs. This leaves Louie to live in the squalor his tenants endure all year round. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

The best way to punish a slumlord is to make him a tenant. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A háziúr See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$11,000,863
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final performance of Vincent Gardenia. See more »

Goofs

When Louie first enters his slum apartment 5C there is a shiny metal light fixture hanging up in the area where the ceiling is leaking onto a puddle on the floor. He closes the front door, walks into the bathroom and the light fixture is still there. But in the next shot the fixture is now inexplicably lying on the floor in the water puddle. This is never explained. See more »

Quotes

Heather: What is that smell? It smells like...
Louie Kritski: Piss.
Heather: Yeah, smells like piss, what is it?
Louie Kritski: It's piss. Drunks come in the hallway and they piss.
Heather: You let them pee in here?
Louie Kritski: It's not like they ask permission.
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Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
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The Super
1 July 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

Early 90's rendition of Hal Ashby's 1970 film "The Landlord," which is given the comic...or attempted comic treatment by Pesci as a snobby slumlord who moves in to his slum and sees the light; the error of his rich boy ways. Badly written and unbeliveable pretty much all the way through. One of Gardenia's final films.


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