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The Wrong Guys (1988)

PG | | Comedy | 13 May 1988 (USA)
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Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Louie Anderson ... Louie
Richard Lewis ... Richard
Richard Belzer ... Belz
Franklyn Ajaye ... Franklyn
Tim Thomerson ... Tim
Brion James ... Glen Grunski
Biff Manard Biff Manard ... Mark Grunski
John Goodman ... Duke Earle
Ernie Hudson ... Dawson
Timothy Van Patten ... J.T.
Bunny Summers ... Louie's Mom
Carole White ... Ginger Grunski (as Carol Ita White)
Garth Winsome Garth Winsome ... Marsha Grunski
Dion Zamora Dion Zamora ... Kid Louie
Joshua Horowitz ... Kid Richard


Five former cub scouts have a reunion and go camping on the mountain they never conquered. High jinks ensue due to their childhood enemies and a group of escaped convicts who mistake them for an FBI unit. Written by Mickey Blake <mjb27@po.cwru.edu>

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Release Date:

13 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A legutolsó cserkész See more »


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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Franklyn Ajaye's 2002 book, Comic Insights: The Art of Stand-Up Comedy, features interviews with three of his co-stars here, Louie Anderson, Richard Lewis, and Richard Belzer. See more »


When Franklin is answering a call of nature in the woods, you can see the beam from his flashlight reflect off the screen from his left side. See more »


Duke Earle: I hate stinkin' pancakes!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits the boys are talking about changing their mascot. See more »


References Mary Poppins (1964) See more »

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These guys were in the wrong place at the wrong time turning a simple camping comedy into to much.
19 June 2012 | by Aaron1375See all my reviews

This film starts out as your basic camping comedy. Like all camping comedies it decides to ditch the simple camping going wrong and go somewhere completely different. Sort of like how the first two Meatball films turned to having a competition with the rival camp or how Ernest Goes To Camp turned to a save the camp with the delinquent kids plot. So we have the save and the rivalry. This one does do something different veering it away from crazy camping hijinks and it is a bit of a darker tone as it becomes a homicidal maniac goes after our guys cause he thinks they are FBI or something.

The story has a group of old friends from a scout troop having a reunion. This team failed their last mission, having gotten severely lost the last time they got together. Their group is made up of mainly comedians from Louis Anderson to Richard Belzar. They also have B movie mainstay Tim Thomerson. John Goodman plays the maniac who along with two other fugitives from the law goes after the troop. His character is at times to dark for the film, then at times becomes goofy as he shoots down a pancake sign. He just does not seem to know where to go and he goes everywhere.

The film itself is a somewhat funny comedy. It starts out as them having a few misadventures then turns to them trying to escape the madman. While this turn is a bit to dark at times, it adds something original to a formulaic film. It also has two guys who were kicked out of the troop still holding a grudge and these two guys have some of the funnier moments in the film. So while not an excellent comedy of the past, it does have its moments and is a bit more than your standard camping comedy.

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