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[[caption-width-right:250:The F & B Ambulance Co. is looking for a few good men... but they will take any body they can get.]]Essentially a full-length exercise in GettingCrapPastTheRadar[[note]] The filmmakers have explicitly stated that their intention was to see how far they could go while maintaining the PG rating.[[/note]], this 1976 BlackComedy focuses on an independent ambulance company in competition with another independent ambulance company for a contract with the City of Los Angeles.


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* Creator/BillCosby as [[AntiHero "Mother" Tucker]], a long-time paramedic & driver known for harassing nuns and [[DrunkDriver imbibing while on duty]]. He also keeps a revolver in his glove compartment.
* Raquel Welch as [[TheChick Jennifer, aka "Jugs"]]; [[BuxomIsBetter what she is known for is rather obvious]]. She secretly wants to be a paramedic & driver.
* Creator/HarveyKeitel as [[TheLancer Tony "Speed" Malatesta]], a possibly DirtyCop who is suspended from the force pending an investigation into selling cocaine to children, hence his nickname. His experience as [[TheMedic an ambulance driver in Vietnam]] leads to being hired to fill in for an injured paramedic.
* Larry Hagman as [[TheCasanova John Murdoch]], [[DudeShesLikeInAComa who attempts to rape an unconscious co-ed]] he and Speed are transporting.
* Dick Butkus as [[TheBigGuy "Rodeo"]], a transplanted Texan.
* Allen Garfield as [[CorruptCorporateExecutive Harry "Doughnut" Fishbine]], the company owner and boss of the RagtagBunchOfMisfits. He is not above taking kickbacks so he can stay in business.
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!This film provides examples of
* AntiHero: Mother.
* TheBigGuy: Rodeo.
* BlackComedy
* BuxomIsBetter: Jugs!
* TheCasanova: Murdoch.
* TheChick: Jugs!
** Also Mrs. Fishbine, the naive sort.
* CoolCar: Mother's customized Chevrolet Sport Van ambulance.
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Harry Fishbine, of the low-rent sort.
* DirtyCop: Speed. Maybe.
* DrunkDriver: Mother. Probably.
* DudeShesLikeInAComa: Murdoch climbing in with an overdosed co-ed and getting undressed.
* [[HeyItsThatGuy Hey, It's That Girl!]]: The junkie is Toni Basil.
* TheLancer: Speed.
** Leroy, Mother's previous partner, also qualifies.
* TheMedic: Speed was an ambulance driver in Vietnam.
* ModestyBedsheet: likely several bedsheets with Speed and Jugs in the back of an ambulance.
* MoodWhiplash: quite a few. For example: Murdoch wanting to rape an unconscious co-ed, a desperate junkie killing Leroy then herself, and a woman giving birth in Mother's ambulance then dying.
* RagtagBunchOfMisfits
* RecycledTheSeries: The failed TV {{pilot}} ''Mother, Juggs & Speed''. The extra "g" is because her surname became "Juggston".
* ScaryBlackMan: Mother can be when he's drunk.
* TheStoner: Murdoch.
* TokenMinority: Mother is the only person of color in his company.
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