The Whoopee Boys (1986)

The Whoopee Boys (1986)





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Jake (Michael O'Keefe) and Barney (Paul Rodriguez) are a pair of New York City street peddlers who leave the Big Apple for the warmer climes of Palm Beach in this comedy romance. What they find is a good-hearted socialite named Olivia (Lucinda Jenney), who needs to land a suitable husband within a month or she will lose her inheritance as well as the orphanage she operates. Olivia hatches a plan to solve her problems, but it involves passing off the obnoxious Jake as a cultured and well-bred man of manners.
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Michael O'Keefe
as Jake Bateman
Paul Rodriguez
as Barney Benar
Denholm Elliott
as Col. Phelps
Carole Shelley
as Henrietta Phelps
Andy Bumatai
as Roy Raja
Eddie Deezen
as Eddie Lipshitz
Marsha Warfield
as Officer White
Karen Smythe
as Clorinda Antonucci
Joe Spinell
as Guido Antonucci
Robert Gwaltney
as Humping the Butler
Lucinda Jenney
as Olivia Farragut
Dan O'Herlihy
as Judge Sternhill
Stephen Davies
as Strobe Fennebrest
Taylor Negron
as Whitey
Greg Germann
as Tipper
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I remember watching this movie over and over again back in the 80's. I haven't seen it since, but loved it back than and that's why I can give this movie a good rating. Good times...

Jeremy Lopez
Jeremy Lopez

This movie had me laughing my ass off when I was little & still does.So happy its finally out on DVD

Brody Manson
Brody Manson

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The Whoopee Boys is another one of those lost 80's comedies where two misfit friends (Michael O'Keefe and Paul Rodriguez) hightail it to Palm Beach and make half-assed attempts to grift rich socialites. Instead, O'Keefe falls for Lucinda Jenney (whom I'll always remember as the head-giving wife in Thinner) who needs to marry someone in 30 days in order to inherit millions to save her orphanage. The husband to be must also pass her uncle's rigorous gentleman test, so O'Keefe and Rodriguez head to a charm school out in the middle of the swampy bijou where husband and wife Denholm Elliot (Trading Places) and Carole Shelley teach them and a large group of crass, raunchy, charmless dolts some manners. The two guys take a special side class from Elliot on the finer ways of grifting and manage to use their newfound skills to take on the Uncle (as well as an antagonist boyfriend) at being charming gentlemen, well as least O'Keefe does. The Whoopee Boys seems to be one of those lost 80's comedies that got shuffled deep under a pile of superior 80's comedies. As far as though films go, Whoopee Boys certainly can't hold a candle to them, but in all honestly, there were some pretty hilarious moments, which I wasn't expecting. The biggest highlight is Rodriguez, whose really given the chance to shine and unload an epic proportion of filthy, crass, adult humor all throughout. Aside from him, a lot of moderately popular character actors of the 80's show up to add additional humor to the film, like Eddie Deezen (Laserblast, Grease), Marsha Warfield (D.C. Cab), Joe Spinell (Maniac), Taylor Negron (Easy Money), and Greg Germann (Quarantine). Not the best of 80's comedies, but definitely better than I expected.

Jason Duron
Jason Duron

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