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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 ... 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 »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

In the scene when Joe Pesci is in the grocery store, he says the line " What am I a mirage?" He says the same line in Goodfellas. 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

Eleanor: How is my boy supposed to do his schoolwork at night? By candle light?
Louie Kritski: Lincoln did. Maybe he'll grow up to be president, what the fuck do I know?
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Connections

References MC Hammer: U Can't Touch This (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Bombero
Written by Magic A. Moreno (as Magic Moreno) and Treason
Performed by Treason
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Dark comedy that delivers the laughs .......
8 March 2010 | by merklekranzSee all my reviews

The joke is a bigoted slumlord forced to live in his own building. Joe Pecci is excellent as "The Super", who gets a real education from his tenants. His red Corvette is stripped the first night. He is constantly hustled by his neighbors. Scenes such as when he goes to the local grocery to buy wine, or when his elegant girlfriend visits his dumpy apartment, are classic comedy. Vincent Gardenia as Peci's overbearing father, is a role not unlike the one he played in "Fire Sale". "The Super" is sort of a cross between "Fire Sale" and Mel Brooks "Life Stinks". The movie definitely is re watchable, and most likely will seem even funnier on repeat viewings. Highly recommended, especially for those who appreciate dark comedy. - MERK


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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,656,390, 6 October 1991

Gross USA:

$11,000,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,000,863
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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