Clark Kellogg (Broderick) is a fresh-faced kid from Vermont who has arrived in New York City to start film school. A small-time crook named Victor Ray (Kirby) steals all of Clark's things, and eventually the boy meets Victor's uncle, Carmine Sabatini (Brando), an "importer" also known as "Jimmy the Toucan" who bears a striking resemblance to a certain legendary cinematic crime boss. Carmine takes to the boy and hires him to "run errands" as a gopher, and Clark gradually realizes that Sabatini imports endangered animal species to serve as the delicacies at impossibly expensive dinners for high-paying degenerates. This is a pleasant, charming, cock-eyed 1990 comedy in which Brando has a ball spoofing his own Godfather role, the great Maximilian Schell does a terrific cameo as chef Larry London, and we are treated to Bert Parks singing Bob Dylan's "Maggie's Farm" to a reputed komodo dragon (actually a monitor lizard).
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus