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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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2 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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 »

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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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Trivia

Originally intended as a vehicle for Tim Burton. 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

Nathanial Mayweather: I overheard the captain saying it would be jolly-jack splendid to spend a fortnight or two in Hawaii
Kenny: Yea... that sounds like the captain... you do good impressions
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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

Referenced in Conan: Octoparrot vs. Megakitten (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

THE ALLEY CAT SONG
Written by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (as Frank Bjorn)
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God, I love this movie...
9 January 2007 | by rich56See all my reviews

No, not in the 'it's so bad it's good' way. I truly think it's one of the funnier comedies of the last 20 years or so. Perhaps a lot of it depends on how you feel about Chris Elliot to begin with. I think he's priceless. Used to love his old show Get A Life and have followed him ever since. The plot of this, kind of a twisted version of Captains Courageous, really doesn't matter. What's fun are the numerous sight gags, Elliot's constant barrage of sarcastic one-liners and the generally anything goes attitude of the whole enterprise. The ship's crew, filled with a number of character actors we're not used to seeing in this kind of thing, are a wonderfully sleazy bunch. David Letterman's hysterically amateurish cameo at the beginning is the stuff of legend. "Wanna buy a bunny?" Ha! OK Citizen Kane it ain't. I own that on DVD btw. Right next to it is Cabin Boy.


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