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Mother, Jugs and Speed

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • This highly irreverent and satirical black comedy recounts the daily tragedies of a group of ambulance drivers at a run-down company in 1970s California. A smart-aleck blend of television's TAXI and M*A*S*H and precursor to BRINGING OUT THE DEAD, the film is set at the F&B ambulance company, which is the home away from home for a motley crew of drivers obsessed with bringing in more patients than their competition while working their respective shifts. Bill Cosby stars as Mother, the wisecracking leader who plays by his own rules and drives with his loyal partner, Leroy (Bruce Davison). Together, Mother and Leroy encounter a wide variety of adventures as they race around town looking for calamity and disaster. Jugs (Raquel Welch) is the aptly nicknamed buxom secretary who consistently dismisses the advances of the lewd and crude drivers while secretly studying to become the first female driver at F&B--until she meets Speed (Harvey Keitel), an ex-cop and Vietnam vet under investigation for drug charges who joins the F&B crew. As the company teeters near bankruptcy and disaster strikes, the drivers must band together to keep their struggling company afloat. Shot in an episodic style that combines wildly raunchy humor with gritty and dark tragedy, this wild ride is a highly original fast-paced romp. MOTHER, JUGS AND SPEED also features Larry Hagman as a sex-obsessed driver and the great Allen Garfield as Harry Fishbine, the sleazy owner of the company.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2221323

  • Credits
    Bill Cosby, William H. Cosby, William H. Cosby Jr., Raquel Welch, Raquel Tejada, Larry Hagman, Larry Hageman, Harvey Keitel, Allen Garfield, Allen Goorwitz, Allen Gurevich, L.Q. Jones, L. Q. Jones, Bruce Davison, Dick Butkus
  • Critic Reviews
    "A great bad movie from the 1970s."
    Rolling Stone

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