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Car 54, Where Are You? (1994)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 28 January 1994 (USA)
Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in ... See full summary »

Director:

Bill Fishman

Writers:

Nat Hiken (television series), Erik Tarloff (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Johansen ... Officer Gunther Toody
John C. McGinley ... Officer Francis Muldoon
Fran Drescher ... Velma Velour
Nipsey Russell ... Police Capt. Dave Anderson
Rosie O'Donnell ... Lucille Toody
Daniel Baldwin ... Don Motti
Jeremy Piven ... Herbert Hortz
Bobby C. Collins Bobby C. Collins ... Carlo
Louis Di Bianco ... Nicco
Al Lewis ... Leo Schnauzer
Barbara Hamilton Barbara Hamilton ... Mrs. Muldoon
Eliza Roberts ... Boys in Blue Director (as Eliza Garrett)
Rik Colitti Rik Colitti ... Sgt. Abrams
Penn Jillette ... Luther (as Penn)
Teller ... Luther (as Teller)
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Storyline

Brash NYC policeman Officer Gunther Toody is partnered with stiff, by-the-book Officer Francis Muldoon to protect an important mafia witness prior to testifying against orgainzed crime in Brooklyn, all the while dealing with their personal lives, overbearing spouses, common criminals, arms dealers, and their officious boss Captain Anderson. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

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Trivia

Al Lewis and Nipsey Russell were in the original Car 54, Where Are You? (1961) TV series, playing Officer Leo Schnauser and Officer Dave Anderson, respectively. Here they play the same characters years older, as if this film were a sequel to the original series, rather than the updated and (otherwise) recast remake that it is. See more »

Goofs

When Toody is on the subway, the stickers on the door say "New York." When the train is going by, you can see a TTC (Toronto Transit Commission) logo on the side of the subway car. See more »

Quotes

Officer Gunther Toody: Tell Don Marty, Detroit Dan is here.
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Connections

Referenced in I Hate Everything: the Search for the Worst: Zaat (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ignoramus
Written by Peirson, Roach, Suny
Performed by Exploding Parrakeet
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It's like Satan took a dump in my brain!
2 December 2003 | by perniSee all my reviews

My mission as of late has been to watch every single film on the list of 100 worst movies ever made. Right now I have scratched off around 20, with this steaming pile of rotting filth being one of them. Make no mistake, Car 54 is one of the single worst movies to come out of Hollywood, or as I like to call it, Evil Town (creative name, no?). I violently protest any of the other posters who claimed that some parts of this movie were either "average" or (shudder) "funnny." Nothing in this movie works, from start to finish, and to save the sanity of others I will try and express who bad things get. The opening scene features a truly horrible song and dance number which is badly filmed with a soft glow technique and features a cartoon canary that at one point dresses up like a rapper (oh yeah, no racial stereotypes here, no sir). Then we discover that this was the dream of our main character, a goofy cop played by the single most irritating man on the planet. Seriously, his voice and silly putty face made me want to shoot someone when he started talking. We then get the opening credits as a crappy rap song is played, one where a single verse is repeated 3 TIMES. God, was that excruciating, considering that during this song I got supposedly "wacky" footage of the cops acting silly. The rest of the movie is populated with characters NO ONE could love, a barely existing plot that has no chance of being stretched over 90 minutes, and who knows what else. Honestly I couldn't stomach much of this trash, since most of the humor is either obvious or downright nasty. Obvious example: the policemen keep going to donut stores when they're supposed to be working. OH, HAR HAR HAR. Is that supposed to be funny in 1994, much less 2003? Plus the fact that the entire thing is horribly outdated by its fashion, soundtrack, and slang. This was back when rappers wearing giant clock necklaces was considered "hip," so you can imagine the amount of bad fashion choices spattered throughout this film. Rosie O' Donnel makes her film debut here, and she crashes and burns I'm happy to say. Nasty example: the main character actually has sex with Rosie O' Donnel while screaming, "Oooh! OOOOH! OOOOOOOH!" You can't know it by reading that, but he says it in a "comical" way. Trust me, it's just plain nauseating. AVOID CAR 54, WHERE ARE YOU IF YOU VALUE THE PURITY OF YOUR SOUL. 0/4 stars


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 January 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,700,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$791,182, 30 January 1994

Gross USA:

$1,238,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,238,080
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Orion Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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