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The plot begins when Lillian Oglethorpe uses the fortunes of her recently-deceased tycoon husband to start a ballet company in his name. Through some fast-talking shenanigans, AmbulanceChaser Roland T. Flakfizer (Turturro) is appointed director of the company, over Mr. Oglethorpe's attorney Edmund Lazlo. With the help of taxi driver Rocco Melonchek (Smith) and handyman Jacques (Nelson), Flakfizer tries to build up the company while pairing up star-crossed dancers Alan Grant and Lisa Le Baron. They are opposed by Lazlo's efforts to discredit Flakfizer and take control of the company for himself, while the egotistical international ballet star Roberto Volare has his own eyes on Lisa.

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The plot begins when Lillian Oglethorpe uses the fortunes of her recently-deceased tycoon husband to start a ballet company in his name. Through some fast-talking shenanigans, AmbulanceChaser Roland T. Flakfizer (Turturro) is appointed director of the company, over Mr. Oglethorpe's attorney Edmund Lazlo. With the help of taxi driver Rocco Melonchek (Smith) and handyman Jacques (Nelson), Flakfizer tries to build up the company while pairing up star-crossed dancers Alan Grant and Lisa Le Baron. They are opposed by Lazlo's efforts to discredit Flakfizer and take control of the company for himself, while the egotistical international ballet star Roberto “the Great” Volare has his own eyes on Lisa.



'''Jacques:''' But I hated teaching!

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'''Jacques:''' But I hated teaching!


-->'''Roland:''' (''to Edmund''') Let's step outside and settle this like men!\\

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-->'''Roland:''' (''to Edmund''') Edmund'') Let's step outside and settle this like men!\\

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* TakingTheFightOutside: PlayedForLaughs:
-->'''Roland:''' (''to Edmund''') Let's step outside and settle this like men!\\
'''Edmund:''' But we are outside.\\
'''Roland:''' Then let's step inside and settle this like women.

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-->'''Roland:''' And that spells cash with a capital-\\
'''Jacques:''' K!\\
'''Roland:''' You should go back to school.\\
'''Jacques:''' But I hated teaching!

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* BavarianFireDrill: Rocco walks into the doctor's break room intent on [[DressingAsTheEnemy stealing doctor's uniforms in order for the three of them to enter a secured floor of the hospital where Lillian is being treated]].
-->Rocco: "Hi, Ed Breckman, Security. ({{Beat}}) There's a Mercedes on fire in the doctor's parking lot."
-->Doctors: "[[BigWhat WHAT!?!]]" (All the doctors run out of the break room)


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

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

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* {{Expy}}: All three main characters are this to the three main Marx Brothers. Though while Flakfizer is almost identical to Groucho in everything but the mustache and cigar, the other two mix it up a bit: Rocco talks with an English accent rather than Chico's Italian, and Jacques, unlike Harpo, can talk.


''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 Creator/MarxBrothers' ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', starring Creator/JohnTurturro, [[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}} [[Creator/ZuckerAbrahamsAndZucker David and Jerry Zucker]] and released by Paramount Pictures. It is [[TheRemake a modern remake]] of the Creator/MarxBrothers' ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', starring Creator/JohnTurturro, [[Series/NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.


As you might expect given the [[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.

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As you might expect given the [[Creator/MarxBrothers pedigrees]] [[Film/{{Airplane}} [[Creator/ZuckerAbrahamsAndZucker 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.


''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 Creator/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 Creator/MarxBrothers' ''Film/ANightAtTheOpera'', starring [[Film/TheBigLebowski John Turturro]], Creator/JohnTurturro, [[Series/NotTheNineOClockNews Mel Smith]], and Bob Nelson as the {{Expy}} Marxes.


* WithACapitalT
-->'''Flakfizer:''' "And that spells cash with a capital..."
-->'''Jacques:''' "K!"
-->'''Flakfizer:''' "You should go back to school."
-->'''Jacques:''' "I hated teaching."

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* WithACapitalT
-->'''Flakfizer:''' "And that spells cash with a capital..."
-->'''Jacques:''' "K!"
-->'''Flakfizer:''' "You should go back to school."
-->'''Jacques:''' "I hated teaching."


''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.


''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.


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.

to:

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.


* 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.

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