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"LARRY THE CABLE GUY: HEALTH INSPECTOR"
(2006) (Larry the Cable Guy, Iris Bahr) (PG-13)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Heavy Moderate Extreme *Minor Minor
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
Moderate None Minor Minor Moderate
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy Minor Minor Moderate Moderate


QUICK TAKE:
Comedy: A politically incorrect, redneck health inspector tries to solve a bunch of mysterious bouts of food poisoning that are occurring before the Big City Chef Tournament.
PLOT:
Larry (LARRY THE CABLE GUY) is a good-natured if politically incorrect health inspector who enjoys cracking down on restaurants that don't meet code. His methods, however, don't sit well with his wheelchair-bound coworker Jack Dabbs (TONY HALE) or their boss, Bart Tatlock (TOM WILSON), who assigns him an eager rookie partner, Amy Butlin (IRIS BAHR), for the first time in his career.

When not hanging out with his mentally challenged adult neighbor Donnie (DAVID KOECHNER), Larry shows Amy the ropes -- thinking she's a guy for having her hair back and dressing in a suit -- as they check out restaurants run by chefs such as Big Shug (BRUCE BRUCE) and Lily Micelli (JOANNA CASSIDY), with the latter's sister Brenda (BROOKE DILLMAN) wanting a bigger hand in running their mother's place.

He's also set his sights on Jane Whitley (MEGYN PRICE), a recently fired lingerie store worker who's now employed at one of the local restaurants. But when patrons of that establishment and others start showing signs of food poisoning right before the Big City Chef Tournament, Larry and Amy try to figure out who's responsible, looking at everyone from the competing restaurant owners all of the way up to Mayor M.T. Gunn (JOE PANTOLIANO).

WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
If they're fans of the title comedian, they probably will.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: PG-13
For crude and sexual content, and for language.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • LARRY THE CABLE GUY plays a good-natured but politically incorrect health inspector and redneck who isn't crazy about having a partner in Amy (and thinks she's a he), but shows her the ropes of the business. He also falls for Jane, all while displaying a lack of social manners. He uses profanity and drinks (once to the point of drunkenness).
  • IRIS BAHR plays his rookie partner who's eager to learn the business and solve the recent spate of food poisoning cases.
  • MEGYN PRICE plays a young woman who falls for Larry and apparently ends up sexually involved with him.
  • TOM WILSON plays Larry's always angry boss who doesn't like Larry and seems desirous of firing him, but for some reason can't. He uses some profanity.
  • JOANNA CASSIDY plays a restaurant owner who seems nice at first but turns out willing to do anything to win the big chef tournament.
  • BROOKE DILLMAN plays her sister who wants a bigger role in the restaurant than just providing security.
  • TONY HALE plays Larry's wheelchair-bound coworker who can't stand him. He uses some profanity.
  • BRUCE BRUCE plays a restaurant owner who's friends with Larry until the latter thinks he might be behind the food poisonings.
  • JOE PANTOLIANO plays the lecherous mayor who may or may not be involved in the spate of food poisonings.
  • DAVID KOECHNER plays Larry's mentally challenged neighbor who's always inadvertently hitting himself with a soccer ball.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    OUR WORD TO PARENTS:
    Here's a quick look at the content found in this comedy that's been rated PG-13. Profanity consists of at least 2 "s" words, while plenty of other expletives and colorful phrases are uttered. All sorts of sexually related dialogue is present, as is the sight of an erection under the covers, several views of part of a man's butt crack, some cleavage, a woman walking up topless with her hands over her breasts, and several store mannequins in skimpy lingerie.

    All sorts of comedy-based bad and other attitudes are present, while that material and other actions may be enticing for some kids to imitate. All sorts of crude material (vomiting, farting, diarrhea, etc. and related comments) occurs, while some comedy-based fighting and slapstick style material is present, as are scenes of drinking (with the main character being drunk in one).

    Should you still be concerned about the film's appropriateness for yourself or anyone else in your home, you may want to look more closely at our detailed listings for more specific information regarding the film's content.



    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • Larry has a sign for cold beer in his place.
  • We see wine in the Micelli wine room.
  • Larry has beer and offers to help Jack get his mug off the bar, but Jack refuses, although he can't quite reach it from his wheelchair. Larry then tries to help, the two struggle and the beer ends up spilling on Jack. A few other people drink in this bar.
  • Larry asks a man if he has any enemies and then comments on the man possibly promising to buy a stripper new "titties" while drunk.
  • Miscellaneous people have wine in a restaurant and Lily brings over some for Larry and Jane, with Larry tasting a sample of it.
  • Jane and Larry have beer from cans.
  • We see liquor along a bar wall as well as some still in glasses in a now deserted restaurant.
  • Larry comments that the person he thinks is the villain is "going down faster than a bottle of vodka" at Courtney Love's house.
  • Kid Rock tells Larry that they have provisions for fishing including beer.
  • Larry comments on a case of brand name beer he'll be opening up.
  • Larry comments on busting someone for dealing drugs.
  • Jane's mom appears to have a beer in front of her.
  • We see Larry asleep on the sofa with many empty beer cans on and around him. Jane wakes him up (from outside the door) and he acts drunk and there are comments about that.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Crude humor includes the following:
  • We see a cotton swab ear cleaner with fresh ear wax on it.
  • We see Larry's feet in the shower as he urinates by them (we see the urine stream hitting the shower floor).
  • After seeing a fly land in some food, Larry kicks some wall paneling in a restaurant and roaches pour out of it and are then seen crawling over everything.
  • Larry farts in front of his boss and Amy and then does so again when he shakes Amy's hand. He then leaves after reacting to the smell.
  • About eating sushi, Larry says he'd rather dip French fries in his grandmother's bed sores.
  • Larry tells an Indian cook that he wouldn't want to eat his food next to an open flame.
  • Amy asks a restaurant worker if she has any open wounds and goes on about pus, etc.
  • About going to the bathroom, Larry says, "I gotta take the browns to the super bowl," and when he's told there isn't much toilet paper, he holds up a regular piece of paper and says that's all the butt wiping paper he needs.
  • Amy complains to her boss that Larry urinated in his thermos on the way to a job (not seen).
  • Amy says something about Larry and a "brown snake" playing peek-a-boo with his "butt-hole."
  • A man prepares to propose to his girlfriend in a restaurant, but when he bends down to do so, he farts and then does so again. His girlfriend then does the same, followed by everyone in the restaurant (from something they've eaten).
  • A comment is made about something giving people "the wicked sh*ts."
  • Larry talks about "boogers" on his nose (thinking that's what Jane was referring to when handing him a napkin with her phone number on it).
  • Larry holds up a live rat he discovered in a restaurant and then comments on its clean "turd cutter" (anus), saying it's a lab rat that was planted there.
  • Larry says, "I'm so hungry I could eat the butt-hole out of a skunk."
  • Larry asks a French restaurant worker if they have that toilet that shoots water up "your crack" (meaning a bidet).
  • Larry says his work involves him being concerned about people "blowing chunks" and "crapping" on themselves.
  • Larry farts in front of Jane and then does so again (with each sounding worse than its predecessor). He then races off to the bathroom where we then see him sitting on the toilet (we see the side of his bare butt -- seen again later in the outtakes) having violent and loud diarrhea. He's then dismayed there's no toilet paper and so grabs a hand towel (but we don't see him use it). When he returns (after trying to get some fragrance into his underpants), Jane has the same reaction and rushes off to the bathroom (where we hear similar sounds, with Larry saying about a fart "I bet that left a mark").
  • Larry makes a real or pretend farting sound in front of Brenda.
  • We see various people graphically vomiting outside a restaurant.
  • A commentator says he'd eat Shug's underwear if the chef deep fried it.
  • We hear Larry farting over the audio system from his hidden microphone as he tries to eavesdrop on some villains in the ladies room.
  • Brenda tells Larry that he's "going down, you piece of crap," with him replying that he's not as he's a "floater."
  • After being injected with some sort of non-fatal poison, Lily does some brief projectile vomiting.
  • During the outtakes, we see the above shower urine scene again with some landing on the feet.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Some viewers might not like comedy portrayals of the mentally challenged (Donnie, including him always inadvertently hitting himself with a soccer ball), a wheelchair bound man (Jack, and uses of terms such as "crippled"), homosexuals (Larry keeps joking that his boss is gay, and uses of terms such as "queer" and "fag"), various ethnic groups (Japanese, Indian, Arab, Hasidic Jews, etc.) and more.
  • When an older woman asks a restaurant worker if he has fresh squeezed orange juice, he grabs his clothed crotch and says, "I got your fresh squeezed right here, grandma."
  • Larry comments on something that will keep Jack (who's in a wheelchair) "on your toes."
  • Seeing that Bart is mad, Larry jokingly says, "Don't tell me gay bashers are sending you hate mail again."
  • About Amy's environmentally friendly car, Larry wonders if it runs on "strawberry douche."
  • Various jokes are made about Amy's last name (Butlin) sounding like "butt."
  • Larry admits that he lets restaurant owners slide on the small stuff (regarding health inspections) so that they don't fail on the big tests.
  • Jane thinks that Amy is Larry's wife, causing Larry to try to explain, saying they're partners but not gay partners (while thinking that Amy is a guy), stumbling with more descriptions including that Amy works under him, etc.
  • Shug (who's black) uses the term "Whitey," but then explains that's his boss' name.
  • We hear that eye drops were put into the water to make people sick at restaurants (with Jane saying they used to do that to mean bar patrons).
  • Mayor Gunn makes his secretary look up something in the file cabinet in the next room so that he can look through a secret peephole and view her cleavage in close-up (that we see). He then asks if it would be wrong to ask her for a backrub and she says that it would be.
  • Larry holds up a live rat he discovered in a restaurant and then comments on its clean "turd cutter" (anus), saying it's a lab rat that was planted there.
  • Larry tells Amy (who he stills thinks is a guy) that he doesn't care if "he" swings the other way and states that he (Larry) isn't "homeopathic."
  • Larry calls Jack (who's in a wheelchair) "Ironsides" (after the old TV character), and when the latter says he's no miracle worker, Larry replies, "Obviously."
  • Larry starts to refer to Jane (in her presence) as "a piece of a..." but then catches himself and changes his wording.
  • Larry makes a comment about something being like a "casting call for Zorro the gay blade."
  • When Bart asks Larry how he thinks he spends his time, Larry jokes that it's not hanging out at a gay bar.
  • Larry uses the term "Like a bull in a Chinaman's shop."
  • Mayor Gunn appears to be caught bribing a chef to poison his food (to make people sick) but we later learn that's not the case.
  • We see Larry dressed up like an Arab (with a towel over his head, faking the accent and then doing the quick tongue vibration sound that's also a stereotype).
  • About Larry having to choose between Jane and going fishing, a talking mounted deer head asks him if he's "queer."
  • Larry says about a suspect that he'd sing "like an autistic boy" on "American Idol."
  • Bart tells Amy that she's only guilty of secondhand stupidity (meaning being paired with Larry).
  • Larry makes a comment that someone is "more fired up than Rosie O'Donnell at a t*tty bar."
  • Lily turns out to be mean to others and we then learn that she's the one responsible for making others sick at competing restaurants.
  • Jack turns out to have been faking being a paraplegic (as he pops up out of his wheelchair to avoid being vomited on).
  • After making another gay remark about his boss, Larry then says he knows he's not a "flipper."
  • During the outtakes, we see the word "fag" on a sign.
  • FRIGHTENING SCENES
  • For those afraid of bugs there's the following scene: After seeing a fly land in some food, Larry kicks some wall paneling in a restaurant and roaches pour out of it and are then seen crawling over everything.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Larry reads a newspaper that shows various illustrations of guns.
  • During the outtakes, we see Larry holding a rifle.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Phrases: "Gives them the wicked sh*ts," "Piece of sh*t," "D*ckweed," "C-section of the penile code," "Chubby" (erection), "You're more fired up than Rosie O'Donnell at a t*tty bar," "BigBaller 23," "Dilling his pickle," "Who the hell do you think you are?" "Your inbred, hillbilly ass," "Pissed off crippled fella," "What's that run on, strawberry douche?" "What the hell is that?" "Chest baskets" and "Boulder holders" (bras), "Whitey," "That's pretty racialistic," "Balls" (testicles), "I gotta take the browns to the super bowl" (defecate), "Don't be an asshole," "What pisses me off," "Bug that lives up his ass," "Numb nuts," "My foot up your ass," "Screw this up," "Big mothers," "What is so damned hilarious?" "I don't give a rat's ass," "I'm so hungry I could eat the butt-hole out of a skunk," "I dropped my balls," "A piece of a..." (ass) "I love sassy fat chicks," "Silver-tongued bastard," "Blowing chunks," "Oh damn," "Sum-bitch," "What the hell are you?" "Rat turds," "Turd cutter," "She was so ugly she could have trick or treated over the phone," "For Pete's sake," "Dag-gummit" (or something like that), "Shut up," "Nuts," "Retarded," "Damn right," "Like a bull in a Chinaman's shop," "Wake up and smell the..." "Going down faster than a bottle of vodka at Courtney Love's house," "I have died and gone to Larry heaven," "Let's go kick some bass," "Idiot," "Cripe's sake" (or something like that), "You're only guilty of secondhand stupidity," "Now it's officially a sucky day," "I screwed up," "The hell," "You backstabbing backstabber," "You are so busted," "You are an idiot," "Dumb ass," "Punk," "Are you kidding me?" "Oh damn," "You're going down, you piece of crap" (followed by "Not me, I'm a floater"), "Git-r-done," "Damn right," "Well douche me with..." "Hell of a plan" and "You know damn well."
  • All of Larry's behavior and sayings might be enticing for some kids to imitate.
  • When an older woman asks a restaurant worker if he has fresh squeezed orange juice, he grabs his clothed crotch and says, "I got your fresh squeezed right here, grandma."
  • Brenda wears a midriff-revealing top but has some belly fat hanging over her pants.
  • Larry holds up his hand and makes a fist, telling a snooty maitre d', "Party of five."
  • We hear that eye drops were put into the water to make people sick at restaurants (with Jane saying they used to do that to mean bar patrons).
  • Stating that he runs a leaf service, Larry tells a man that he looks like a guy "who'd like to get blowed."
  • Brenda has a tattoo on her arm.
  • We see Larry dressed up like an Arab (with a towel over his head, faking the accent and then doing the quick tongue vibration sound that's also a stereotype).
  • Kid Rock sports some tattoos.
  • Larry punches his boss in the neck, with the latter then doing the same back to him (but nothing else happens after that).
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • A tiny bit of comedy-based suspenseful music plays in the film.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • Songs have several uses of "damn," "hell" and "ass" in them.
  • PROFANITY
  • At least 2 "s" words, 3 slang terms for sex ("get some"), 10 using male genitals ("pr*ck," "pickle," "weenie," "package" and 6 uses of "d*ckweed"), 4 for breasts ("t*tty," "t*tties" and "boulders"), 13 asses (1 used with "hole"), 9 hells, 4 S.O.B.s, 3 craps, 4 uses of "Good Lord," 3 each of "Oh God" and "Oh my God" and 1 use each of "For God's sakes," "Jesus" and "Oh Lord."
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • We see the top of Larry's butt crack (in close-up) as he gets out of bed.
  • We see a cotton swab ear cleaner holder that's a small male figurine with the swabs sticking up out of the front pants of it (like phallic images). Larry then puts a used one back and we see the ear wax on it.
  • When an older woman asks a restaurant worker if he has fresh squeezed orange juice, he grabs his clothed crotch and says, "I got your fresh squeezed right here, grandma."
  • When Larry complains about being assigned Amy as his partner, he says he does various things alone, sometimes including sex.
  • Larry announces that he sees a snow cone vendor not wearing a bra. Amy asks if that's a violation and he states no, but it makes him want to get a snow cone.
  • Larry sees Jane arranging lingerie on store mannequins and then tries to convince her to do a little strip tease with one (she starts to, but then ends up knocking over some of them that are dressed in bras, small panties and the like). Larry then comments on having a mannequin but complains he can't get its leg up over its ear (implying sexual activity, but he then sheepishly says that's somebody else with that). Larry then refers to bras as "chest buckets" and "boulder holders" before mentioning "t*tties." When the store manager then confronts him and says he has no jurisdiction in her store (that doesn't serve food), he comments on the "C-section of the penile code" stating that edible "britches" (meaning underwear -- but we don't see any) need to be refrigerated.
  • Jane shows a little cleavage.
  • Jane thinks that Amy is Larry's wife, causing Larry to try to explain, saying they're partners but not gay partners (while thinking that Amy is a guy), stumbling with more descriptions including that Amy works under him, etc.
  • Larry talks of a relative having his "balls" swollen from bee stings and says it looked like he was sitting on bean bags.
  • Larry has his shirt open and we see his big belly.
  • Jane wears a rather tight top that accentuates her bust.
  • Mayor Gunn makes his secretary look up something in the file cabinet in the next room so that he can look through a secret peephole and view her cleavage in close-up (that we see). He then asks if it would be wrong to ask her for a backrub and she says that it would be.
  • We see the top of Larry's butt crack as he's bent over.
  • Larry asks a man if he has any enemies and then comments on the man possibly promising to buy a stripper new "titties" while drunk.
  • Larry talks about maybe "getting some" (sex), with Amy replying, "Getting some what?" before getting the implication. He then says that a man has needs.
  • Stating that he runs a leaf service, Larry tells a man that he looks like a guy "who'd like to get blowed."
  • When a meatball or something similar pops off his plate in a restaurant, Larry goes to retrieve it, joking that he "dropped my balls" and then adds that a guy's "balls" don't normally drop until he's sixty-five.
  • Lily shows some cleavage.
  • Larry starts to refer to Jane (in her presence) as "a piece of a..." but then catches himself and changes his wording.
  • Jane shows some cleavage.
  • Larry talks of some friend who shaves his "pubes" with a rusty kitchen knife.
  • Larry sees a computer screen name ("BigBalls23") and then message text that says something along the lines of "You bring out the freak in me" and "The handcuffs left a mark."
  • When someone says that they want to close their eyes and pretend it's not happening, Larry jokes, "That's what she said" (presumably referring to sex).
  • There are all sorts of gay-related dialogue in the film (see "Disrespectful/Bad Attitudes").
  • While working undercover in a restaurant and serving a man, Amy can hear Larry in an earpiece as he watches her. Larry then asks Amy (who he thinks is a guy) that the man is "checking out your package" (crotch) and then wonders if Amy is getting a "chubby" (erection), making another such comment. Amy then says aloud that she's a woman with perky breasts and nipples that can cut glass.
  • Jane, dressed and acting sexily (and showing some cleavage), says "Nice rod" to Larry (as he holds a fishing rod). Larry then says that she apparently wants to get naked with him in a Biblical way. When Larry must then decided whether to go with her or with Kid Rock fishing, a talking mounted deer head asks him if he's "queer." The next day, the camera pans up Larry's body under the covers and we see the shape of an erection there.
  • Larry starts to play a tape that incriminates someone else, but instead we hear Jane's voice saying "Oh Larry...right there...that's perfect..." with him saying, "I can go higher."
  • When Larry makes a mistake fingering the mayor as the villain, Jane's mother tells her, "This is the guy you were going to let in your pants?" adding that it seems he has trouble getting into his own.
  • When Larry says he "lost my thing," another man asks, "Your virginity?" Larry says no, adding that he lost that horseback riding when he was ten.
  • Larry makes a comment that someone is "more fired up than Rosie O'Donnell at a t*tty bar."
  • Larry comments on a guy confronting him for being with his cheating wife.
  • Some suggestive comments are made about the mayor and Lily including that she stopped "dilling his pickle" and something else about his "weenie."
  • We see some miscellaneous cleavage.
  • One of Shug's female employees confronts Mayor Gunn and asks if he's looking at her "breasteses" (or something like that).
  • As Lily and Amy struggle over control of a syringe, Lily's dress rides up and we see her panties (nothing explicit).
  • Larry talks about "getting some" (having sex) with Jane earlier, with her saying not on their first date.
  • Larry and Jane passionately kiss but a phone call interrupts them. She then says something presumably suggestive to him in French about what will happen when he comes back.
  • During the outtakes, Amy walks up in one scene topless with her hands covering her bare breasts.
  • During the outtakes, Larry asks a young boy, "Does your mom have big boobs?" and the boy smiles and says she does.
  • SMOKING
  • Larry may have some chew in his mouth (he holds a cup that might be for that purpose).
  • Jane's mom appears to be holding a cigar.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • Larry comments on a guy confronting him for being with his cheating wife.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • So-called redneck humor.
  • Politically incorrect humor, including focusing on minorities, homosexuals, the disabled and more.
  • Food poisoning.
  • VIOLENCE
  • Donnie throws a soccer ball that ricochets and hits him twice, including possibly in the crotch.
  • A restaurant worker is mad at Larry but slips and falls to the floor hard (slapstick style).
  • Brenda grabs Larry's arm, bends it behind him and pushes his face down to a keyboard when she finds him in the restaurant office.
  • Donnie throws a soccer ball that ricochets off the wall and hits him on the head.
  • While working undercover, Amy accidentally knocks down a waiter carrying a tray of dishes.
  • Larry trips and falls to the ground (but is okay).
  • Upset that Larry thought he was the villain, Shug throws him into a pile of garbage and then throws more on him.
  • Larry grabs Mayor Gunn by his shirt.
  • Larry throws stuff at Brenda before she grabs him from a bathroom stall, throws him to the opposite wall and then back to the toilet where she dunks his head before he elbows her away. They struggle more with Larry finally knocking her out by hitting her head against something on the wall (played for comedy).
  • Lily comes at Amy with a syringe filled with some agent that will make her sick, swinging it at her with Amy kicking it away. Lily then punches Amy in the face and the two struggle with the syringe then ending up in Lily's shoulder, causing her to faint (played for comedy).
  • Larry punches his boss in the neck, with the latter then doing the same back to him (but nothing else happens after that).
  • Larry accidentally runs into a TV camera.
  • Donnie throws a soccer ball that hits Jack in the crotch, doubling him over in pain.



  • Reviewed March 24, 2006 / Posted March 25, 2006

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