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The Jerky Boys (1995)

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... See full summary »

Director:

James Melkonian
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John G. Brennan ... Himself / Frank 'Rubberneck' Rizzo (as Johnny Brennan)
Kamal Ahmed ... Kamal
Alan Arkin ... Ernie Lazarro
William Hickey ... Don 'Uncle Freddy' Frederico
Alan North ... Micky Crump
Brad Sullivan ... Detective Robert Worzic
James Lorinz ... Brett Weir
Suzanne Shepherd ... Mrs. B
Vincent Pastore ... Tony Scarboni
Brian Tarantina ... Geno
Peter Appel ... Sonny
Darryl Theirse ... Detective Connley
David Pittu ... Doorman
Frank Senger ... Bouncer
Michael Louis Wells ... Roadie
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Storyline

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. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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They were just a couple of losers from Queens... until they dialed a wrong number and got the mob!

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for continuous use of strong language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bromas pesadas See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,392,403, 5 February 1995, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,557,877
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Johnny prank calls the mob, he says, "Get me Tony, I said!". This is an interpolation of his line from the prank call "Super Across the Way" from The Jerky Boys' 1993 self-titled debut album, where he yells "Get Brett Weir, I said!". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Band Manager: The fuckin' MONKEYS?
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Crazy Credits

After initial credits a scene is showed where Brett Weir's housed is being destroyed. See more »


Soundtracks

Gel
Performed by Collective Soul
Written by Ed Roland
Courtesy of Atlantic Records
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Two out of work pranksters. Pull one prank too many when they get mixed up in the mob.
25 March 2001 | by MiracleMaddoxSee all my reviews

This movie will have you laughing out of your A$$!!!. The Jerky boys bring their weird sense of humor to new heights in this low budget movie. This movie isnt for everyone and its definitely not a family film. If your are bored on a Saturday afternoon go to the video store and rent this. You wont regret. I give this movie an 8 out 10 rating.


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