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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.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nathanial Mayweather
Ritch Brinkley ... Captain Greybar
... Paps
... Skunk (as Brian-Doyle Murray)
... Big Teddy
... Trina
I.M. Hobson ... Headmaster Timmons
... Thomas
David H. Sterry ... Lance (as David Sterry)
... William Mayweather
Edward Flotard ... Limo Driver
... Cupcake (voice)
... Old Salt In Fishing Village (as Earl Hofert)
... Calli
... Chocki


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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blue skin | sea | boat | monster | spoof | See All (35) »


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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Release Date:

7 January 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A hajó hülyéje  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Figurehead Lady of the ship "The Filthy Whore" is played by 90's talk show host and acctress Ricki Lake. See more »


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 »


Trina: And secondly, don't ever call me missy again or you'll end up losing the rest of your teeth.
Paps: Sassy little thang ain't she? Want me to give her a SPANKING?
Skunk: Why doesn't she give ME a spanking?
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Referenced in Burning Annie (2004) See more »


Written by Bent Fabricius-Bjerre (as Frank Bjorn)
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The Greatest Movie Ever Made by Humans
30 June 2004 | by See all my reviews

The fish stick kitten scene made me laugh so hard I missed most of the rest of the movie, but I'm sure it was also great. I don't think this movie will ever get the recognition it deserves. Mostly because Chris Elliot is kind of unpleasant. Not to me. Well, okay yes to me. He is unpleasant to me, but in a good way. People should just lighten up and realize that this movie is brilliant. Come on. True I do like this movie a lot because of scenes that are actually in Get A Life, Chris Elliot's TV show. And that's not really fair. But that episode where Martin Mull comes over and they go to that brothel while they play "Afternoon Delight?" That was so funny that it kind of bleeds over into Cabin Boy and makes that funny too.

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