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The Jerky Boys (1995)




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Two "low-lifes from Queens" find themselves involved with the mob and the police after making a series of prank phone calls in this comedy which is based on the work of Johnny Brennan and Kamal Ahmed who currently have two hit comedy albums. In the film two comedians, both in their '30s, essentially play themselves.The story opens as the two chronically-unemployed-and-proud-of-it guys make a series of prank phone calls. The Jerky Boys decide to call a local Mafioso after they become irritated with the bragging of an old high school chum who works with the local mob. Just for yuks, Johnny calls and claims to be a famed Chicago hitman on the lam with his buddy. They are believed and subsequently taken to a night club to listen to Tom Jones perform. The boss is not fooled by the boys' antics. Unfortunately, a local cop is fooled and believes the Jerky Boys are really on the run. If he can catch them, they might lead him to the head honcho in Chicago.

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Kamal Ahmed
as Himself
Alan Arkin
as Lazarro
William Hickey
as Uncle Freddy
Alan North
as Mickey
Tom Jones
as Himself
Vincent Pastore
as Tony Scarboni
Ozzy Osbourne
as Band Manager
David Pittu
as Doorman
Frank Senger
as Bouncer
Henry Bogdan
as Member of Helmet
Rob Echeverria
as Member of Helmet
Page Nye Hamilton
as Member of Helmet
John Stanier
as Member of Helmet
Danny Dennis
as Comedian
Brenda Forbes
as Rich Woman
Robert Weil
as Quigley
Joe Lisi
as Foreman
Ron Ostrow
as Fast Food Family Man
as Guard
Susan Blommaert
as Sister Mary
Angela Pupello
as Brett's Date
Jorja Fox
as Lozarro's Young Lady
Ronald Rand
as Angry Customer
David Klein
as Young Johnny Brennan
Coach Cox
as Young Kamal
Christopher Conte
as Young Brett Weir
Charlotte Moore
as Mrs. Weir
Maria A. Corbo
as Newswoman
Jerry Dunphy
as Anchorwoman
Christopher Harrison
as Sparky the Clown
John DiLeo
as Reporter
Marc Webster
as Reporter
Al Cerullo
as Helicopter Pilot
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Critic Reviews for The Jerky Boys

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (2)

While not intended for those effete sophisticates whose idea of film is a Merchant-Ivory classic, this first movie for Johnny Brennan and Kamal proves fitfully funny as the boys bumble along with their low '90s humor.

April 17, 2018 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The lame duo truly come off looking (as is repeatedly said in the film) like 'two low-lifes from Queens.' (published 2-17-95)

January 5, 2005 | Rating: F

A bad idea executed poorly

January 9, 2004 | Rating: 1/5

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