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The Whoopee Boys (1986)

Two obnoxious and dim-witted misfits attempt to save a school for needy children by attempting to sneak into the wealthy high society of Palm Beach to get the money needed for their cause.

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John Byrum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael O'Keefe ... Jake Bateman
Paul Rodriguez ... Barney Benar
Denholm Elliott ... Col. Phelps
Carole Shelley ... Henrietta Phelps
Andy Bumatai Andy Bumatai ... Roy Raja
Eddie Deezen ... Eddie Lipschultz
Marsha Warfield ... Officer White
Elizabeth Arlen ... Shelley
Karen A. Smythe Karen A. Smythe ... Clorinda Antonucci
Joe Spinell ... Guido Antonucci
Robert Gwaltney Robert Gwaltney ... Humping the Butler
Lucinda Jenney ... Olivia
Dan O'Herlihy ... Judge Sternhill
Stephen Davies ... Strobe
Taylor Negron ... Whitey
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Storyline

Two dim-witted street peddlers, Jack and Barney, arrive in Palm Beach, Florida, looking for a better, wealthier lifestyle. In Palm Beach, Jack falls for Olivia, a young heiress running an orphaned children's shelter being threatened with foreclosure. Jack, at Barney's insistence, enrolls them both at a finishing school so they can learn the etiquette of the upper class in order to fit in with the hope that Olivia's uncle will approve of Jack wanting to marry her and help her obtain an inheritance to save the orphanage. Written by matt-282

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Doing all the wrong things in all the wrong places. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chicos escandalosos See more »

Filming Locations:

Miami, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$444,746
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Although uncredited, Linda Fiorentino plays the Spanish maid that disrupts the dance between Olivia and Strobe at the fancy party for the dog. See more »

Quotes

Barney: [at a party Barney walks up to an older woman, holding a small white poodle. He makes sounds like a dog in pain] Awww, is that mean old lady squeezing your genitals?
Woman with Dogs: Oh! You dreadful man!
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Connections

References Bewitched (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

I STILL BELIEVE (GREAT DESIGN)
by Michael Been & Jim Goodwin
Performed by The Call
Produced by Michael Been & The Call
Courtesy of Elektra/Asylum Records
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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One of the funniest movies made
21 February 2005 | by Lars_OhlssonSee all my reviews

When I saw this movie the first time I thought it was soso. Since I'm a listener to Mike Oldfield I thought I'm going to give another chance. I looked at it again this time when I wasn't tired. What a super movie! The jokes gets so lost in the translations so you shouldn't watch it if can't follow the English. Obviously you have to have a certain sense of humor to really appreciate a movie like this. It's not the plumpness in the jokes made by Jake's partner but instead the total charm of these dim-wits who try to make it. I told my friend at the pub about the last joke "as long as I have a face..." and I got a couple of good laughs from some girls that overheard our conversation. A movie I really recommend.

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