Cabin Boy Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 32119

Average Rating: 1.7/4

# of Ratings: 32

Theatrical Release Date: 01/07/1994

Language: English

Genre: Comedy

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Adam Resnick

Actors: Chris Elliott, Ritch Brinkley, James Gammon, Ricki Lake, Brian Doyle-Murray, Brion James

Plot: A foul-mouthed finishing school graduate mistakenly winds up on an ill fated fishing boat, and faces the wrath of a crew that considers him bad luck.

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Rating of
2/4

Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/09/2012

One of the few films featuring David Letterman - "Would you like to buy a monkey?" - I remember little else, other than the movie is just stupid, dumb fun. Pack away those brain cells and enjoy yourself.

Rating of
4/4

dukeakasmudge - wrote on 09/19/2011

Just go see this movie & try NOT to laugh

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Indyfreak
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Movie God

Rating of
2.5/4

Strange seafaring slapstick star vehicle.

Indyfreak - wrote on 06/14/2019

Almost forgotten yet critically savaged on its original release, CABIN BOY is an experiment in Chris Elliot's surreal wacky sense of humor by way of Adam Resnick, a protegee of Tim Burton.
The set design and artifice of the effects have that same vibe. The movie wastes no time at a breezy 80 minutes and packs in a lot of gags and one-liners. Oddly for a comedy, it is ninety percent at the expense of its own leading man. They make no attempt to make him likable but the mean spirited darkly comic humor is better off for it.
It's unfortunate that his leading lady Melora Walters is very wooden. And even though it's clearly a part of the film's visual style, the sets and effects do not age well at all.
Still, it's hardly the shipwreck as it is often described.

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