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Going Berserk (1983)

A drummer/chauffeur engaged to a congressman's daughter encounters a sleazy film director, the leader of an aerobics cult, and other crazed characters during the days leading up to his wedding.

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David Steinberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Candy ... John Bourgignon
Joe Flaherty ... Chick Leff
Eugene Levy ... Sal DiPasquale
Alley Mills ... Nancy Reese
Pat Hingle ... Ed Reese
Ann Bronston Ann Bronston ... Patti Reese
Eve Brent ... Mrs. Reese (as Eve Brent Ashe)
Elizabeth Kerr ... Grandmother Reese
Richard Libertini ... Rev. Sun Yi Day
Dixie Carter ... Angela
Paul Dooley ... Dr. Ted
Ronald E. House Ronald E. House ... Bruno
Kurtwood Smith ... Clarence
Ernie Hudson ... Muhammed Jerome Willy
Gloria Gifford ... Francine
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Storyline

Limo driver John Bourgignon is engaged to Nancy Reese. Her father, Congressman Ed Reese, is running for president and crusading against cult leader Sun Yi. Misadventure and intrigue stalk John and Nancy's path to the altar. Written by Anonymous

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The good, the bad, and the stupid.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Drums Over Malta See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$234,950, 2 October 1983

Gross USA:

$234,950
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

One of the Elvis impersonators, Pete Wilcox, has also appeared as Elvis in the following T.V. shows: Charles in Charge, Cheers, Sledgehammer, Pacific Blue, and E.R. See more »

Quotes

John Bourgignon: I'd like to talk about my dick. It's this wide!
[stretches out his hands]
Grandmother Reese: Who's Dick?
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Crazy Credits

The entire plot of the movie is told in a rap song during the opening credit:

Well John's the lead in this meaty scene He's the Candyman, if you know what I mean. And he drives a long black limousine With his sidekick Chick! [car horn sound] Now John's the drummer out in the street, But the man can't even keep a beat So he spins his wheels to make ends meet. You got it? [Woman's voice: "Huh?"] Stay with me now! John's got a pretty little fiancée. When her daddy's trying to pull a power play, And if Big Daddy gets his way, Our man John will be wearing cement shooooooes! See more »

Alternate Versions

Some television broadcasts have expanded scenes. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Dog Day Afternoon (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

SILENT RUNNING
Performed by Dixie Carter
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John Candy's funniest
10 February 2000 | by VivienLeighsnumber1fanSee all my reviews

Okay, so it is very predictable, but it still will provide a laughable hour and a half! This is one of my all-time favorite movies.

John Candy was so funny and this is my favorite film that he has done in his short life! Watch for the phony "Father Knows Best" episode! Dixie Carter is also very awesome!


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