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Cabin Boy (1994)

A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill-fated fishing boat and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.

Director:

Adam Resnick

Writers:

Chris Elliott (story), Adam Resnick (story) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Elliott ... Nathanial Mayweather
Ritch Brinkley ... Captain Greybar
James Gammon ... Paps
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Skunk (as Brian-Doyle Murray)
Brion James ... Big Teddy
Melora Walters ... Trina
I.M. Hobson I.M. Hobson ... Headmaster Timmons
Alex Nevil ... Thomas
David H. Sterry David H. Sterry ... Lance (as David Sterry)
Bob Elliott ... William Mayweather
Edward Flotard Edward Flotard ... Limo Driver
Jim Cummings ... Cupcake (voice)
David Letterman ... Old Salt In Fishing Village (as Earl Hofert)
Ann Magnuson ... Calli
Russ Tamblyn ... Chocki
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Storyline

Snobby school boy goes left and mistakes the "Filthy Whore" for his millionaire dad's yacht. He joins four filthy fishermen for hijinx on the high seas. Written by Cary Pincus <pincus@aracor.com>

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Taglines:

He's Setting Sail On The High Seas... Without A Rudder, A Compass, Or A Clue!


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A hajó hülyéje See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,513,507, 9 January 1994, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,662,459
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The second film to feature Chris Elliot and Brian Doyle-Murray. The first being Groundhogs Day. The two actors also worked together on the Fox series Get a Life. See more »

Goofs

After fishing Trina out of the water and having his initial dialogue exchange with her, Nathanial summons the rest of the crew to meet her. Shortly after doing so, he refers to Trina by name despite Trina not having introduced herself to him in the previous scene. See more »

Quotes

Cupcake: Now I know what you're thinking. "What could be stranger than a big fatass floatin' cupcake?" Heh. How about one that spits tobacco?
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Alternate Versions

The DVD version (at least) omits the scene taking place right after Nathanial Mayweather makes a short, snide lecture on hats at the start of the film. In the scene, he proceeds to demonstrate how to tip a hat in a rather bizarre manner. See more »

Connections

References The Great Gatsby (1974) See more »

Soundtracks

IN THE WEE HOURS
Written by Junior Wells
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User Reviews

 
Movie Makes fun of overeducated, pampered snobby critics
23 October 2005 | by boondoggle129See all my reviews

Critics hate this film because they see so much of themselves in the protagonist: A character who spends his whole overeducated, over-pampered life sneering at every one and every thing else, the self-appointed know it all who mocks everything but produces nothing.

The protagonist is a critic, and the story makes fun of the protagonist.

It was interesting and satisfying to see the protagonist's fate... and I laughed the whole way through.

Summary: Unfortunately, people can't make a movie that trashes your run of the mill critic, and still hope for a good review.

If you are a critic know it all, you'll hate "Cabin Boy". If you have an actual sense of humor you'll love it.

Happiness guaranteed: That's what cabin boy is to me.


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