Disorderlies movie poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byMichael Schultz
Written by
  • Mark Feldberg
  • Mitchell Klebanoff
Produced by
CinematographyRolf Kestermann
Edited byNed Humphreys
Music by
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • August 14, 1987 (1987-08-14) (US)
Running time
86 minutes[1]
CountryUnited States
Budget$5 million[2]
Box office$10,348,437[3]

Disorderlies is a 1987 screwball comedy feature film starring the rap group, The Fat Boys, and Ralph Bellamy.[4][1] The film was directed by Michael Schultz who previously directed The Fat Boys in Krush Groove.[4]

Plot summary

Winslow Lowry is a no-good, indebted gambler[4] and the nephew of elderly, infirm millionaire Albert Dennison.[1] Winslow seeks to speed up his uncle's demise by hiring three of the most inept orderlies he can possibly find. The trio (played by The Fat Boys Markie, Buffy and Kool) only mean well, however, and their good-natured antics actually help re-energize the ailing Albert. In the end the trio and Albert learn about Winslow's scheme and try to stop him.


Commercial performance

The film made more than $10 million at the box office.[citation needed]


In addition to the score co-composed by Anne Dudley from the Art of Noise, the soundtrack features The Fat Boys performing a cover version of The Beatles' "Baby, You're a Rich Man", as well as other rap, pop and rock tracks. The soundtrack CD was last issued in 1995 and has since gone out of print.

Track listing

  1. "Baby, You're a Rich Man" – The Fat Boys
  2. "I Heard a Rumour" – Bananarama
  3. "Disorderly Conduct" – Latin Rascals
  4. "Big Money" – Ca$hflow
  5. "Don't Treat Me Like This" – Anita
  6. "Edge of a Broken Heart" – Bon Jovi
  7. "Trying to Dance" – Tom Kimmel
  8. "Roller One" – Art of Noise
  9. "Fat Off My Back" – Gwen Guthrie
  10. "Work Me Down" – Laura Hunter


  1. ^ a b c James, Caryn (August 15, 1987). "Film: Fat Boys Revisited". The New York Times. Retrieved January 17, 2020.
  2. ^ "AFI Catalog". Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  3. ^ "The Numbers". Retrieved 23 March 2020.
  4. ^ a b c Kempley, Rita (August 15, 1987). "'Disorderlies'". washingtonpost.com. Retrieved January 17, 2020.