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In this frantic black comedy, Harry Fishbine (Allen Garfield) is the proprietor of the F&B Ambulance Service, a low-budget free-lance rescue service which is struggling to keep up with the bigger and better funded competition after a law in Los Angeles decrees that the first ambulance to arrive at the scene of a distress call gets the job. F&B's best driver is Mother (Bill Cosby), a free-wheeling ambulance jockey who likes to drink beer and play dance music while he makes his rounds. Mother's new assistant is Speed (Harvey Keitel), a former cop who left the force after allegations of drug use; Speed is looking for a new career and a chance to prove himself. And Jugs is the accurate-if-sexist nickname for Jennifer (Raquel Welch), the company secretary who wants to get out from behind the desk and prove her skills as a paramedic. As F&B's drivers race through the streets of Hollywood, their adventures veer between the hilarious and the tragic. Mother, Jugs and Speed also features Larry Hagman, Dick Butkus, Bruce Davison, and L.Q. Jones. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Raquel Welch
as Jugs
Bill Cosby
as Mother
Harvey Keitel
as Speed
Allen Garfield
as Harry Fishbine
Larry Hagman
as Murdoch
L.Q. Jones
as Davey
Bruce Davison
as Leroy
Dick Butkus
as Rodeo
Milt Kamen
as Barney
Barra Grant
as Miss Crocker
Allan Warnick
as Bliss
Valerie Curtin
as Naomi Fishbine
Ric Carrott
as Harvey
Severn Darden
as Moran
Bill Henderson
as Charles Taylor
Michael McManus
as Walker
Toni Basil
as Addict
Erica Hagen
as Massage Girl
Arnold Williams
as Albert
Charles Knapp
as Man With Zipper
Linda Geray
as Pregnant Woman


Peter Yates
Peter Yates
Tom Mankiewicz
Joseph Barbera
Tom Mankiewicz
Paul Jabara
Cheryal Kearney
Set Designer
Theodore Soderberg
Sound/Sound Designer
Stephen Manes
Short Story Author