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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Louie Kritski
... Big Lou Kritski
... Naomi Bensinger
... Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
... Heather
... Irene Kritski
Kenn Michael ... Tito (as Kenny Blank)
... Gilliam
... Leotha
Bhubeshi Bodibe ... Goode
... Stubbs (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Carol Jean Lewis ... Eleanor
... Ron Nessim
Daniel Baltzman ... Young Louie
Jack Hallett ... Young Big Lou
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Storyline

Louie is a New York 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 best way to punish a slumlord is to make him a tenant. See more »

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Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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$22,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,000,863
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Trivia

Vincent Gardenia's wife in the movie was named "Irene". Gardenia had a re-occurring role in the series "All in the Family" as Frank Lorenzo, who's wife was also called "Irene". 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

Big Lou Kritski: If you fix one shitty toilet, I'll disown you. One toilet, you're out of the will!
[grabs the heater Tito is carrying]
Big Lou Kritski: Give me that, Buckwheat!
Tito: Who you calling 'Buckwheat', you fat fuck.
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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill (as Mildred Hill) and Patty S. Hill (as Patty Hill)
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Pretty lame
31 December 2002 | by See all my reviews

This is another lame comedy from Joe Pesci. In this one he plays a heartless slum lord who gets a citiation for his slums being "unsuitable", and as punishment he must live in one of his own slums until he fixes all of them. A few funny lines and slapstick moments in there, but overall its a pretty lame comedy. It also tries to take a turn into drama near the end but it doesnt really work. If you want to see Pesci in a funny, enjoyable comedy, see "My Cousin Vinny"(1992). 4.9 out of 10 sounds about right.


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