The Super

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"The judge sentenced slumlord Louie Kritski to six months in his own building. He would have been better off in jail."
  • R
  • 1991
  • 1 hr 35 min
  • 5.6  (6,260)

The Super from 1991 is a crime-comedy movie starring Joe Pesci, Vincent Gardenia, and Madolyn Smith Osborne. Directed by Rod Daniel, the film follows Louie Kritski (Pesci), a selfish and arrogant slumlord who manages a dilapidated apartment complex in a run-down neighborhood in New York City. The tenants of the building are mostly low-income families who struggle to make ends meet. They have to deal with frequent electricity and water shutdowns, faulty appliances, and leaky pipes. They constantly complain to Louie, but he ignores their grievances and spends his time gambling and womanizing instead.

One day, Louie's father, Big Lou (Gardenia), comes to see him. Big Lou is a successful property developer who disapproves of his son's lifestyle and demands that he take responsibility for the building and its tenants. He threatens to cut Louie off from his wealth if he doesn't comply.

Louie reluctantly agrees to improve the building but only after he gets the tenants to pay for their own repairs. He sets up a meeting with the tenants' association and tries to extort money from them, but they refuse to pay. Louie threatens to evict them, but they stand their ground and hire a lawyer to defend their rights.

As the conflict escalates, Louie starts to see things from the tenants' perspective. He begins to realize the harsh realities of poverty and the inequities of the housing market. He also develops a romantic interest in a single mother named Carmen (Osborne), who lives in the building with her son.

Meanwhile, Louie's criminal associates, led by a gangster named Eddie (Rubén Blades), are pressuring him to use the building as a front for their drug operations. Louie initially agrees but later has a change of heart and decides to cooperate with the authorities to expose the gang's activities.

The Super is a lively and entertaining movie that combines humor, drama, and social commentary. It portrays the struggles of working-class people in urban America and the need for sympathetic and responsible landlords. It also showcases Joe Pesci's comedic talents and his ability to play complex and flawed characters. Overall, The Super is a must-see film for fans of Joe Pesci and anyone interested in crime-comedies with a heart.

The Super is a 1991 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 35 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.6.

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    1 hr 35 min
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    5.6  (6,260)