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The Jerky Boys (1995)

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 (11) | Top Critics (1)

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
Kansas City Kansan

A bad idea executed poorly

January 9, 2004
Lawrence Journal-World

Audience Reviews for The Jerky Boys


This film was actually pretty funny, especially in the beginning, but it loses some steam toward the end. The Jerky Boys albums are a lot better. While I could see how the success of the albums led to making this film, perhaps some things are best left as is. Simply put, this film probably should have never been produced. While I will always be a fan of Johnny and Kamal, I could not even force myself to laugh at the latter parts of the film. Since I am a fan of the Jerky Boys, I of course am biased in this rating. The scenes with Alan Arkin were well done and Arkin alone saves this film from being a complete disaster. Not worth seeing unless you love the Jerky Boys albums.

Christopher Staaf
Christopher Staaf

A Classic Cult Movie! If you're not a fan of The Jerky Boys, you most likely won't get it ... A Must See for any Jerky Boy fan! I have to get this movie!

Jeffrey Fischbach
Jeffrey Fischbach

Pretty cool they could throw a story with a duo who does prank calls but does fail with there are no actual prank calls in the movie.

nathaniel combs
nathaniel combs

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