Brain Donors

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Released 1992

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Director:
Dennis Dugan
Released:
1992
Rating:
PG
Brain Donors is a 1992 film that mixes comedy and drama. The characters in this movie are Roland T. Flakfizer (John Turturro), Jacques (Bob Nelson), Rocco Melonchek (Mel Smith), Roberto Volare (George De La Pena), and Edmund Lazlo (John Savident). As the three main protagonists, Roland, Jacques, and Rocco try to start a ballet company. In order to fulfill a will left by the late Mr. Oglethorpe, they three men must successfully keep up this ballet company, otherwise, no inheritance will be received. These three clowns have no idea how to run a business, especially a ballet company, especially seeing as one is a cab driver, one is a handyman, and the other a fast-talking lawyer. Together, they are not exactly 'professionals' in the art of ballet, but will they be able to pull off the task of running the business and be able to fulfill the wishes of the late Mr. Oglethorpe?

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  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    Like the best Marx Brothers films, Brain Donors has gags for the sake of gags. There's no pretense to plausibility. It's just layers and layers of jokes; some work, some don't. [18...

  • 63

    Chicago Tribune

    A string of slapstick sequences at the end of Brain Donors...finally unleashes its potential for subversive hilarity. But the wait is long and not altogether compensated by Turturr...

  • 50

    Miami Herald Rene Rodriguez

    The movie is quick and breezy for its first half-hour, then seems to grind down to a deadened pace: The actors' routines lose their freshness, and the nonexistent story line become...

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