History Film / BrainDonors

6th Mar '17 7:05:45 PM nombretomado
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''Brain Donors'' is a 1992 comedy film produced by [[Film/{{Airplane}} David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is [[TheRemake a modern remake]] of the MarxBrothers' ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[Film/TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], [[Series/NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.

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''Brain Donors'' is a 1992 comedy film produced by [[Film/{{Airplane}} David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is [[TheRemake a modern remake]] of the MarxBrothers' Creator/MarxBrothers' ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[Film/TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], [[Series/NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.



As you might expect given the [[MarxBrothers pedigrees]] [[Film/{{Airplane}} involved]], much, ''much'' HilarityEnsues. Unfortunately, due to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork petty infighting]], the movie was released without any publicity and a handful of home video releases, and remains almost completely ignored by Paramount to this day.

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As you might expect given the [[MarxBrothers [[Creator/MarxBrothers pedigrees]] [[Film/{{Airplane}} involved]], much, ''much'' HilarityEnsues. Unfortunately, due to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork petty infighting]], the movie was released without any publicity and a handful of home video releases, and remains almost completely ignored by Paramount to this day.



* ComedicSociopathy: In the best MarxBrothers tradition, none of the three protagonists buy into the significance of ''anything'' that happens in the movie. Rocco and Jacques are sometimes allied with Flakfizer, sometimes antagonists ... and it doesn't matter in the least.

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* ComedicSociopathy: In the best MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers tradition, none of the three protagonists buy into the significance of ''anything'' that happens in the movie. Rocco and Jacques are sometimes allied with Flakfizer, sometimes antagonists ... and it doesn't matter in the least.



* {{Homage}}: The entire movie is a feature-length homage to the MarxBrothers.

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* {{Homage}}: The entire movie is a feature-length homage to the MarxBrothers.Creator/MarxBrothers.



* NeverTrustATrailer: The video cover claims that this movie is "In the tradition of Creator/AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges and [[TakeThat The]] [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]] [[TakeThat Administration]]". In reality, this is a remake of a MarxBrothers movie and doesn't take after the humor of Abbott and Costello or the Stooges at all.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The video cover claims that this movie is "In the tradition of Creator/AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges and [[TakeThat The]] [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]] [[TakeThat Administration]]". In reality, this is a remake of a MarxBrothers Creator/MarxBrothers movie and doesn't take after the humor of Abbott and Costello or the Stooges at all.
7th Jan '17 3:48:55 PM nombretomado
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''Brain Donors'' is a 1992 comedy film produced by [[Film/{{Airplane}} David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is [[TheRemake a modern remake]] of the MarxBrothers' ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[Film/TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], [[NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.

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''Brain Donors'' is a 1992 comedy film produced by [[Film/{{Airplane}} David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is [[TheRemake a modern remake]] of the MarxBrothers' ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[Film/TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], [[NotTheNineOClockNews [[Series/NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.
23rd Aug '16 6:26:49 PM nombretomado
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As you might expect given the [[MarxBrothers pedigrees]] [[{{Airplane}} involved]], much, ''much'' HilarityEnsues. Unfortunately, due to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork petty infighting]], the movie was released without any publicity and a handful of home video releases, and remains almost completely ignored by Paramount to this day.

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As you might expect given the [[MarxBrothers pedigrees]] [[{{Airplane}} [[Film/{{Airplane}} involved]], much, ''much'' HilarityEnsues. Unfortunately, due to [[ScrewedByTheNetwork petty infighting]], the movie was released without any publicity and a handful of home video releases, and remains almost completely ignored by Paramount to this day.
19th Jan '16 10:34:29 AM nombretomado
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The video cover claims that this movie is "In the tradition of AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges and [[TakeThat The]] [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]] [[TakeThat Administration]]". In reality, this is a remake of a MarxBrothers movie and doesn't take after the humor of Abbott and Costello or the Stooges at all.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The video cover claims that this movie is "In the tradition of AbbottAndCostello, Creator/AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges and [[TakeThat The]] [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]] [[TakeThat Administration]]". In reality, this is a remake of a MarxBrothers movie and doesn't take after the humor of Abbott and Costello or the Stooges at all.
30th Sep '15 6:14:53 AM Berrenta
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* WhyDoYouKeepChangingJobs: Rocco is not only a cab driver, but also cleans swimming pools and runs his own toupee business. In fact, he's only driving the cab as a sideline -- as soon as he gets his driver's license, he's out of there.
24th May '15 11:59:42 PM erforce
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''Brain Donors'' is a 1992 comedy film produced by [[{{Airplane}} David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is [[TheRemake a modern remake]] of the MarxBrothers' ''ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], [[NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.

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''Brain Donors'' is a 1992 comedy film produced by [[{{Airplane}} [[Film/{{Airplane}} David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is [[TheRemake a modern remake]] of the MarxBrothers' ''ANightAtTheOpera'', ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[TheBigLebowski [[Film/TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], [[NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.
5th Oct '14 8:41:56 AM rjung
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* ExecutiveMeddling / [[ScrewedByTheNetwork Screwed By The Studio]]: The movie was originally filmed as ''Lame Ducks'' by Paramount. However, when the Zuckers left for another studio, Paramount scrapped the planned publicity campaign, changed the title, and withdrew the film after its initial screenings (though the film did make it onto home video months later and has even seen a DVD release).
5th Oct '14 8:41:00 AM rjung
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''Brain Donors'' is a 1992 comedy film produced by [[{{Airplane}} David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is a modern remake of the MarxBrothers' ''ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], [[NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.

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''Brain Donors'' is a 1992 comedy film produced by [[{{Airplane}} David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is [[TheRemake a modern remake remake]] of the MarxBrothers' ''ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], [[NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.


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5th May '14 10:14:31 AM LongLiveHumour
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The video cover claims that this movie is "In the tradition of AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges and [[TakeThat The]] [[RonaldReagan Reagan]] [[TakeThat Administration]]". In reality, this is a remake of a MarxBrothers movie and doesn't take after the humor of Abbott and Costello or the Stooges at all.

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* NeverTrustATrailer: The video cover claims that this movie is "In the tradition of AbbottAndCostello, Film/TheThreeStooges and [[TakeThat The]] [[RonaldReagan [[UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan Reagan]] [[TakeThat Administration]]". In reality, this is a remake of a MarxBrothers movie and doesn't take after the humor of Abbott and Costello or the Stooges at all.
11th Mar '13 12:42:08 PM Inspector71
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* SociopathicHero: If you only forget that this is an absurd comedy ruled by RuleOfFunny. Flakfizer is an amoral swindler, devoid of empathy and always looking for an angle to trick, manipulate, abuse, use up and defraud anyone and anything he comes across. He spends every waking moment lying and conning his way through life, gleefully smiling at the people he scams as he looks them straight in the eye and shakes their hands. He uses glibness, studied emotions, fake charm, insistence and persuasiveness to trick, coerce, manipulate, control and use people. He fits the textbook definition of a psychopath - as opposed to [[HollywoodPsych the Hollywood Psychopath]] - almost perfectly. He does help out the innocent young dancers and ends up doing some good deeds, but that's only because it all fits his goals. If you watch the movie from this perspective, the implications are as terrifying as will be the inevitable future fate of the ballet company that [[spoiler:Flakfizer takes over (which he does through manipulation and scams, of course)]].
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