When two unemployed telephone pranksters decide to use their vocal "talents" to impersonate a Chicago mob boss and curry favor with organized crime in New York, the trouble begins. It isn't long before Johnny and Kamal (the "Jerky Boys" of crank call fame) are wanted by the local mafia, the police, and their neighbor.
Steve Derby <firstname.lastname@example.org>
They were just a couple of losers from Queens... until they dialed a wrong number and got the mob!
Did You Know?
Writing and filming sessions for this movie commenced around 1993, but its release was delayed because the film's original distributor, Buena Vista, did not know what to do with it. Finally, Buena Vista and Touchstone Pictures bought the rights to the film in 1994, and it was officially released in 1995. See more
When the mobster shoots the doorknob towards the end, neither the pulling of the trigger, the gunshot sounds, or the squibs sync with each other. See more
The fuckin' MONKEYS?
After initial credits a scene is showed where Brett Weir's housed is being destroyed. See more
The TV cut that airs on the WB late nights, sometimes, is drastically different from the finished cut of the movie that can be rented on video. The print runs longer and there are a lot more gags (although very low brow). Dialogue is dramatically changed and you can tell these new scenes were filmed a year or so after the movie was made due to the length of the actors' hair, and their skin color, etc. See more
Hangin' on the Telephone
Performed by L7
Written by Jack Lee
Courtesy of Slash Records See more
3 February 1995 (USA)
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Also Known As:
The Jerky Boys: The Movie
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Opening Weekend USA: $4,392,403,
5 February 1995
Gross USA: $7,557,877
Cumulative Worldwide Gross: $7,557,877
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Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1
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