The Super

Synopsis: Louie is a New York slum landlord who is given 120 days to repair one of his apartment blocks. The problem for Louie is that he must live in the rundown block until the repairs are complete. Louie's father is the real boss, and he has no intention of paying for the repairs. This leaves Louie to live in the squalor his tenants endure all year round.
Genre: Comedy
Director(s): Rod Daniel
Production: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
Rotten Tomatoes:
95 min

"[Rock And Roll Doo-wop]


[Man] when I was a kid,

Sundays were always the best.

My father would

make a big breakfast.

Scrambled eggs, waffles,


and he always made

the best bacon too.

Then we would get

into our Cadillac.

Boy, did he keep that car

waxed until it gleamed.

Then we'd go off

on a new adventure.

You never knew what was gonna happen next

with my father.

You only knew

it was gonna be fun.

Willie, you son of a b*tch!

My father was a big track star

when he was in school.

- You should a seen him run.

- I see you, Willie!

- Your ass is grass! Come on, Louie!

- Get him, Daddy!

- Don't fall behind!

- He owned most of the buildings in the neighborhood.

And I'll tell you,

people really looked up to him.

Deadbeat son of a b*tch.

where's the rent?

- I'm a little short right now. How 'bout another week?

- Another week?

Another week? what do you say, Louie?

Should we give him another week?

- Uh, okay.

- Okay? Really? You sure? Remember...

that three dollars I give you every week

really isn't an allowance.

It's more like a percentage.

You let this guy skate,

that means you only get 2.70, okay?

Remember. The other tenants

are gonna want another week.

You know what that means? Pretty soon

you'll be down to nothing. Zero. Zip!

No ice cream. No soda.

No candy. You wanna steal

candy out of my kid's mouth?

- No, man, no.

- Then give me what you got.

Friday, Willie.

I want the rest Friday.


Yeah. Don't hold your breath.

One down, 63 to go.

There you are, Louie.

- You're a buck short, Dad.

- No, it's all there.

- Take another look. You might have made a mistake.

- Dad!

- January's a very tough month.

- So is December. Gimme my money.

That's my boy.

[Man] Yeah, Sundays

were always the best.

"[Man And woman Singing

Happy Birthday "to Dear Louie"]

- Surprise!

- Surprise!


It's all yours. Your first building.

You're a landlord now,

like your old man.

It's just a start, but someday,

all my buildings will be yours!

- Thanks, Big Lou.

- [Gasps, Mutters]

[Tires Screeching]

[Alarm Chirping]

Okay, a**holes.

Here comes Kritski.

[People Chattering]

In and out all day.

In! Out! In! Out!

In! Out! See, that's

how the door broke.

You're supposed to go in

and stay in!

She goes out to buy milk, she buys one milk.

She goes out to get eggs, she gets two eggs.

You get 'em by the dozen, pal! A dozen!

You ever hear of a dozen? A dozen?

No entiendo. Es no bueno.

No good. I-It's broken.

But it worked before you broke it!

It ain't my problem!

- It worked... It worked before you broke it. "

- [Beeping]

- Listen.

- [Mechanical Voice Speaking Spanish]

[Both Shouting In Spanish]

[Continue Shouting]

You want your electricity fixed, move!

Check into the f***in' Plaza!

Just gimme my rent, lady!

Look at my boy. How's he supposed to do

his schoolwork at night?

- By candlelight?

- Lincoln did.

If he's got anything on the ball,

maybe he'll grow up to be president.

- what the f*** do I know? Just gimme the rent.

- Mm. Mm. Mm. Mm.

Mm. Mm. Mm.

Gimme the rent.

Do you know what kind

of droppings those are?

- Moose droppings.

- Rat droppings, Kritski.

You really know your sh*t, don't ya?


what's the matter?

You got no sense of humor?

- So what are you gonna do about it?

- Nothin'.

They pay the rent,

they can stay!

- Neighbor!

- Neighbor?

You're late

with your rent, Marlon.

I know, I know. Mommy's dying again,

you had to send her money?

How many times is it this year

mamacita has almost croaked?

- Six.

- [Imitating Marlon] Seex. "

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Sam Simon

Samuel Michael Simon (June 6, 1955 – March 8, 2015) was an American director, producer, writer, animal rights activist and philanthropist, who co-developed the television series The Simpsons. While at Stanford University, Simon worked as a newspaper cartoonist and after graduating became a storyboard artist at Filmation Studios. Simon submitted a spec script for the sitcom Taxi, which was produced, and he later became the series' showrunner. Over the next few years, Simon wrote and produced for Cheers, It's Garry Shandling's Show and other programs, as well as writing the 1991 film The Super. In 1989, Simon developed the animated sitcom The Simpsons with Matt Groening and James L. Brooks. Simon assembled the show's first writing team, co-wrote eight episodes and has been credited with "developing [the show's] sensibility". Simon's relationship with Groening was strained and he left the show in 1993, negotiating a pay-off which saw him receive tens of millions of dollars from the show's revenue each year. The following year Simon co-created The George Carlin Show, before later working as a director on shows such as The Drew Carey Show. Simon won nine Primetime Emmy Awards for his television work. Simon turned to fields outside television in his later years. Simon regularly appeared on Howard Stern's radio shows, managed boxer Lamon Brewster and helped guide Lamon to the World Boxing Organization Heavyweight Championship in 2004 and was a regular poker player and six-time in the money finisher at the World Series of Poker. Simon founded the Sam Simon Foundation, which consists of a mobile veterinary clinic that goes into low-income neighborhoods offering free surgeries for cats and dogs several days per week, as well as a program that rescues and trains shelter dogs. He also funded the self-christened Sea Shepherd Conservation Society vessel the MY Sam Simon. Simon was engaged at the time of his death, having been previously twice married, including to the actress Jennifer Tilly. Following a profile of Simon on 60 Minutes in 2007, CBS writer Daniel Schorn wrote in an online article that Simon was "perhaps the Renaissance man of the baffling, uncertain age we live in."Simon was diagnosed with terminal colorectal cancer in 2012 and given only three to six months to live. Simon died on March 8, 2015. He bequeathed his $100 million estate to various charities which he actively supported during his lifetime. more…

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