Box Office - 12/01/2001
"...Laugh-packed from start to finish..."
Over the years, television's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE has been the playground and jumping off point for an impressive number of comic superstars who nimbly made the transition from television to the big screen, including John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Steve Martin. Recently that tradition has continued with the rising careers of funny men and women like Adam Sandler, Mike Myers, David Spade, and Molly Shannon. Chris Kattan is the newest SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE veteran to make the leap to film in this delirious screwball comedy. Kattan stars as CORKY ROMANO, a goofy misfit born into a powerful crime family who is rejected for being too normal and haplessly continues his life as a gentle veterinarian. One day Corky is shocked to receive a phone call from Pops (Peter Falk), his estranged Godfather-like father who is being indicted by the Grand Jury. It seems Corky is his father's last hope, he has hatched a plan to send his bumbling son undercover into the F.B.I. where he will be able to steal all evidence of his family's misdeeds. The only problem is: Corky's resume is desperately inflated by his intellectually challenged brothers (Chris Penn and Peter Berg) and the F.B.I. not only accepts him, they believe that he is speaks five languages and is Harvard-educated and is a super agent. Suddenly Kattan is forced to live up to his super-agent status, hunting down powerful drug lords and engaging in top-secret missions while he scrambles to find and destroy the evidence against his father. Kattan is a master of physical comedy, bumbling and goofing his way into the hearts of his coworkers who he miraculously impresses in this antic-filled Jerry Lewis-like performance.
Description by Buena Vista Home Entertainment:
Chris Kattan (A NIGHT AT THE ROXBURY, TV's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE), Peter Falk (TV's COLUMBO), Peter Berg (COP LAND, TV's CHICAGO HOPE), and Chris Penn (RUSH HOUR) star in this hilarious, fish-out-of-water comedy caper from two of the producers of THE WATERBOY. Naive, bumbling Corky Romano (Kattan), the outcast son of a Mafia boss (Falk), is recruited by his family to infiltrate the FBI and steal any and all evidence that will put his cranky father in jail. But he's in way over his head when he's made out to be a super agent! It's a reputation he must live up to as he tries to fake his way through one tough assignment after another while hunting for the elusive incriminating proof of his father's illegal activities.