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The Super (1991)

R | | Comedy | 4 October 1991 (USA)
Karma comes into play when a wealthy wisecracking landlord is ordered by a court to live in the filthy building that he runs.

Director:

Rod Daniel

Writer:

Sam Simon
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Pesci ... Louie Kritski
Vincent Gardenia ... Big Lou Kritski
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Naomi Bensinger
Rubén Blades ... Marlon (as Ruben Blades)
Stacey Travis ... Heather
Carole Shelley ... Irene Kritski
Kenn Michael ... Tito (as Kenny Blank)
Paul Benjamin ... Gilliam
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde ... Leotha
Bhubeshi Bodibe Bhubeshi Bodibe ... Goode
Abdoulaye NGom ... Stubbs (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Carol Jean Lewis Carol Jean Lewis ... Eleanor
Anthony Heald ... Ron Nessim
Daniel Baltzman Daniel Baltzman ... Young Louie
Jack Hallett Jack Hallett ... Young Big Lou
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Storyline

Louie is a New York City slum landlord who is given 120 days to repair one of his apartment blocks. The problem for Louie is that he must live in the rundown block until the repairs are complete. Louie's father is the real boss, and he has no intention of paying for the repairs. This leaves Louie to live in the squalor his tenants endure all year round. Written by Rob Hartill

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The judge sentenced slumlord Louie Kritski to six months in his own building. He would have been better off in jail. See more »

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

4 October 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A háziúr See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$22,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,656,390, 6 October 1991

Gross USA:

$11,000,863

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,000,863
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Final performance of Vincent Gardenia. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the window of Big Lou's car after telling his son about leaving to Tahiti. See more »

Quotes

Louie Kritski: GOSH, LIFE STINKS!
Tenant: And then you die!
Louie Kritski: I'm doubling your rent, meathead!
Tenant: Good. That makes two bad checks I have to write!
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References The Little Rascals (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

U Can't Touch This
Written by M.C. Hammer (as Kirk Burrell), Rick James and Alonzo Miller
Performed by M.C. Hammer
Courtesy of Capitol Records
By Arrangement with CEMA Special Markets
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The Super Minus Super.
6 July 2002 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

New York slum lord Joe Pesci is sentenced to stay in the apartment complex he owns until he makes all the repairs the building needs. If he does not do this in four months time, he will go to prison. A really silly little film that shows Pesci learning how the other half lives with results that are suspect at best. A bit uneven and definitely second-rate, the only attraction here is Pesci. 2 stars out of 5.


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