This movie quite literally has a murderer’s row of mid 80’s comedy favorites. You’ve got Guttenberg. Bill Macy from TV’s Maude. Curtis Armstrong from Revenge of the Nerds and Better Off Dead. A pre-Simpsons Julie Kavner. Julie Hagerty from Airplane! Alan Arkin and Gilbert Gottfried as the bad guys. And, as all movies should, a perfect quick role for Taylor Negron.
Guttenberg plays constantly goofing around pre-med student Jeffrey Marx, who is sent by his father to a Central American — shot in Spain — medical school. He discovers that medicine is actually his life’s calling by illegally treating the villagers, using supplies taken from the school.
Writer and director Harvey Miller also wrote Private Benjamin, Cannonball Run II, Jekyll and Hyde… Together Again, Protocol and Getting Away with Murder.
You can do worse than this movie. Of this genre, it’s one of the better films and Guttenberg is pretty much Mahoney, which is the role that he’s best at.