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Brain Donors (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 17 April 1992 (USA)
Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Tribute to the Marx Brothers, antics result as the trio try to ... See full summary »

Director:

Dennis Dugan

Writers:

Pat Proft (screenplay), George S. Kaufman (screenplay "A Night At the Opera") | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Turturro ... Roland T. Flakfizer
Bob Nelson Bob Nelson ... Jacques
Mel Smith ... Rocco Melonchek
George De La Pena ... Roberto Volare
John Savident ... Edmund Lazlo
Spike Alexander Spike Alexander ... Alan Grant
Juliana Donald ... Lisa Le Baron (as Juli Donald)
Nancy Marchand ... Lillian Oglethorpe
Teri Copley Teri Copley ... Tina
Irene Olga López Irene Olga López ... Pedestrian
Warren Thomas Warren Thomas ... Paramedic
Dick Monday Dick Monday ... Rob
Katherine Heard Katherine Heard ... Laura
Michael Ciotti Michael Ciotti ... Kid
Gary Grossman ... Father
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Storyline

Three manic idiots; a lawyer, cab driver and a handyman team up to run a ballet company to fulfill the will of a millionaire. Tribute to the Marx Brothers, antics result as the trio try to outwit the rich widow and her scheming big-shot lawyer, who also wants to run the ballet. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Three bozos. One ballet company. Tutu many laughs! See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lame Ducks See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$504,057, 19 April 1992

Gross USA:

$918,239

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$918,239
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Although is not said in the official description of the movie, the screenplay and characters are based on the classic comedy masterpiece by the Marx Brothers - A Night at the Opera (1935). See more »

Goofs

When Flakfizer and the guys are going to the hospital, as they leave the townhouse, Flakfizer is wearing a purple suit. As he exits the car at the hospital, his suit is black/gray, but as he walks into the hospital, the suit is purple again. This has been fixed on the DVD. See more »

Quotes

Roland T. Flakfizer: Money's no object! It isn't mine!
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Connections

Spoofs Duck Soup (1933) See more »

Soundtracks

ALFIE
by Burt Bacharach & Hal David
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What Groucho couldn't get away with...
6 December 1998 | by J. Canker HuxleySee all my reviews

Brain Donors is one of the Zucker brother's best kept secrets. Featuring a great cast, this film pays tribute to the Marx and Ritz brothers and slides in a few jokes that Groucho couldn't get away with.

This movie contains about 20 good laughs per minute and a finale that rivals "A Night at the Opera" in hilarity. Anyone that doesn't hurt from laughing at the end of this film is either cold-hearted or clinically brain dead.


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