Rated: PG-13 for obscenities and sexual language. Reviewed by: Chris Release date: June 12, 1998 Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc.
Norm MacDonald (Saturday Night Live) stars in this silly comedy that would appeal only to 13-year-old boys.
Co-written by MacDonald, the script is full of bodily function references, sex jokes and prostitutes.
Mitch (MacDonald) and his buddy Jimmy (Chris Mac Donald) discover after a string of lost jobs and messy relationships with girls, that the one thing they're successful at is revenge.
They need $50,000 for a heart transplant for Jimmy's dad (played by cranky Jack Warden) so they start a business doing what they do best - dirty work.
For a fee, Mitch and Jimmy will trash apartment buildings, sabotage a bull dozer or embarrass a pompous boss, all in the name of getting even.
A slew of MacDonald's comedian friends lend a hand. Chevy Chase plays a surgeon with a penchant for gambling, Chris Farley plays a buddy whose nose was bitten off and John Goodman makes a brief appearance as the mayor.
Norm always made me laugh on "SNL," but he's more likable in short skits than in feature films.
There are a couple of laughs, however the numerous jokes at the expense of women made me think that I had mistakenly stumbled into a Rodney Dangerfield flick.