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The Super (1991)

Karma comes into play when a wealthy wisecracking landlord is ordered by a court to live in the filthy building that he runs.

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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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The judge sentenced slumlord Louie Kritski to six months in his own building. He would have been better off in jail. See more »

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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

Despite having a starring role in many films before this one, this is the first movie in Joe Pesci's career where he received top billing. See more »

Goofs

When Louie Kritski first enters his apartment, he jiggles a sink faucet, shortly after which water explodes out from the drain. However, immediately after the second explosion, a close-up shows the water level is visibly higher than it was before. See more »

Quotes

Louie Kritski: GOSH, LIFE STINKS!
Tenant: And then you die!
Louie Kritski: I'm doubling your rent, meathead!
Tenant: Good. That makes two bad checks I have to write!
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Soundtracks

Bonriba
Written by Magic A. Moreno (as Magic Moreno) and Treason
Performed by Treason
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Very funny!
4 September 2008 | by susuze2000See all my reviews

This is a pretty straight-forward comedy. Son wants to please his hard-nosed, cheap father by being the cheapest building owner he can be. But as he is sentenced to live in one of his worst maintained buildings, he is forced to learn several lessons about life. Not everyone likes this type of humor, but if you liked Joe Pesci in My Cousin Vinnie I would be sure to watch this movie. As the tight-wad Super, most of the jokes are at Pesci's character's expense. However, it still leaves room for Pesci's particular style of humor. The "love" story is pretty typical but in no way detracts from the movie. The people he becomes involved with could be anybody living anywhere in the US. There are not many recognizable names in this movie but has some familiar faces that I remember from other movies. I found this to be a hilarious movie and wholly recommend it.


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