The Jerky Boys: The Movie

Last Updated on: June 26th, 2024

The Jerky Boys: The Movie (Touchstone Movie)

“The Jerky Boys: The Movie” is a comedy film released in 1995, directed by James Melkonian. The movie is based on the popular prank call comedy duo “The Jerky Boys,” consisting of Johnny Brennan and Kamal Ahmed, who play fictional versions of themselves in the film.

The story revolves around Johnny and Kamal, two friends and pranksters who make a living by making outrageous and humorous prank phone calls to unsuspecting victims. Their antics gain them a cult following, and they become celebrities in their own right.

However, when their beloved neighborhood is threatened by a crime syndicate led by mob boss Frank Rizzo (played by Alan Arkin), Johnny and Kamal decide to use their prank call skills to take down the criminals and protect their community.

As they delve into the world of crime-fighting, the two friends find themselves in a series of hilarious misadventures, showcasing their signature sense of humor and quirky personalities.

“The Jerky Boys: The Movie” is known for its offbeat humor, improvisational style, and the unique blend of fictional narrative and actual prank call recordings by “The Jerky Boys” themselves.

While the film received negative reviews from critics upon its release, it has developed a cult following among fans of the original prank call recordings and those who appreciate its irreverent and over-the-top comedic style.

“The Jerky Boys: The Movie” serves as a touchstone for fans of unapologetically silly and absurd comedies, and it celebrates the irreverent humor and mischievous spirit of “The Jerky Boys” duo, who have left a lasting impact on the world of prank comedy.

Additional Details


  • Johnny: Himself
  • Kamal: Himself
  • Ernie Lazzaro: Alan Arkin
  • Tony Scarboni: Vincent Pastore
  • Geno: Brian Tarantina
  • Sonny: Peter Appel
  • Robert Worzic: Brad Sullivan
  • Brett Weir: James Lorinz
  • Mrs. B: Suzanne Shepherd
  • Uncle Freddy – William Hickey
  • Mickey: Alan North
  • Construction Foreman: Joe Lisi
  • Burger Bob Customer: Ron Ostrow


  • Director: James Melkonian
  • Producers: Roger Birnbaum and Joe Roth
  • Writers: James Melkonian, Rich Wilkes, John Brennan and Kamal Ahmed

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