Going Berserk

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Going Berserk
Going Berserk poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by David Steinberg
Produced by Pierre David
Claude Héroux
Written by David Steinberg
Dana Olsen
Starring John Candy
Joe Flaherty
Eugene Levy
Alley Mills
Pat Hingle
Richard Libertini
Paul Dooley
Music by Tom Scott
Cinematography Bobby Byrne
Edited by Donn Cambern
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
  • October 28, 1983 (1983-10-28)
Running time
84 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Going Berserk is a 1983 comedy film starring John Candy, Joe Flaherty, and Eugene Levy and directed by David Steinberg.[1]


John Bourgignon (Candy) is an amiable chauffeur and would-be drummer who is engaged to the daughter (Mills) of an extremely disapproving United States congressman (Hingle). As the wedding date approaches, Bourgignon's sleazy film-director friend (Levy) blackmails the senator into allowing him to record the ceremony, while Bourgignon runs afoul of a motorcycle gang and later finds himself kicked out onto the nighttime city streets while handcuffed to a dead man (Hudson). Worst of all, a local aerobics studio has become the front for an inept religious cult which has targeted the senator for assassination, and attempts to drug and brainwash Bourgignon into killing his future father-in-law during the wedding ceremony. In the end, with the questionable help of his even more hapless friend (Flaherty), Bourgignon more or less saves the day, and more or less lives happily ever after.



  1. ^ "Going Berserk". TCM database. Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 25, 2016. 

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