Car 54, Where Are You? (film)
|Car 54, Where Are You?|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Bill Fishman|
|Produced by||Robert H. Solo|
|Screenplay by||Erik Tarloff
Ebbe Roe Smith
|Based on||Car 54, Where Are You?
by Nat Hiken
John C. McGinley
|Music by||Pray for Rain
|Editing by||Alan Balsam
|Distributed by||Orion Pictures|
|Running time||89 minutes|
Car 54, Where Are You? is a 1994 comedy film directed by Bill Fishman and stars David Johansen and John C. McGinley. It is based on the television series of the same name starring Joe E. Ross and Fred Gwynne that ran from 1961 to 1963.
Reprising their roles from the original series are Nipsey Russell, whose character Anderson is now a captain, and Al Lewis, whose officer Schnauser now spends his time watching TV reruns of The Munsters (in which Lewis also starred).
Partnered in Car 54 are the amiable, unreliable Gunther Toody and the prim, proper Francis Muldoon, who wants to know, among other things, if Toody has been helping himself to free kebab from the neighborhood food vendors.
As everyone gets on their case, including Dave Anderson, their captain, an assignment comes their way. Toody and Muldoon are told to protect citizen Herbert Hortz, who apparently has incurred the wrath of the local crime godfather, the claustrophobic Don Motti. And while the cops from Car 54 ineptly do their jobs, Toody gets an earful from his wife, Lucille, and is hot and bothered by a woman all their colleagues seem to have already frisked or handcuffed, the vixen Velma Velour.
- David Johansen as Officer Gunther Toody
- John C. McGinley as Officer Francis Muldoon
- Fran Drescher as Velma Velour
- Nipsey Russell as Police Captain Dave Anderson
- Rosie O'Donnell as Lucille Toody
- Al Lewis as Officer Leo Schnauser
- Daniel Baldwin as Don Motti
- Jeremy Piven as Herbert Hortz
- Tone Loc as Handsome cab driver
- The Ramones as themselves
- Penn and Teller as the Luthers
The film won an Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actress (Rosie O'Donnell), along with Exit to Eden and The Flintstones; and won a Stinkers Bad Movie Awards for Worst Resurrection of a TV Show and was nominated for Worst Picture and Worst Actress (O'Donnell), along with Exit to Eden and The Flintstones.
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- "Awards for Car 54, Where Are You?". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2010-02-14.
- "1994 17th Hastings Bad Cinema Society Stinkers Awards". Stinkers Bad Movie Awards. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2013.
- Car 54, Where Are You? at the Internet Movie Database
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- Car 54, Where Are You? at Box Office Mojo
- Car 54, Where Are You? at Rotten Tomatoes