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High Anxiety (1977)

PG  |   |  Comedy  |  25 December 1977 (USA)
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Mel Brooks' parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.

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Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, "high anxiety," in order to clear his name. An homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock; contains many parodies of famous Hitchcock scenes from THE BIRDS, PSYCHO, and VERTIGO. Written by Scott Renshaw <as.idc@forsythe.stanford.edu>

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25 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Alta Ansiedade  »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)

Gross:

SEK 5,632,505 (Sweden)
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Gene Wilder was originally considered for the part of Dr. Richard Thorndyke, but scheduling forced Wilder to turn the role down. See more »

Goofs

In the shower scene when the bellboy finishes stabbing the doctor with the newspaper he clearly drops the rolled paper on the floor next to him, then the shot shows the folded paper ink running down the drain. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Charles Montague: We've got to destroy the negative. Give us the negative, Brophy.
Brophy: [Stubbornly defiant] You'll never get it. Never. Never! Do you hear me? You'll never get this! I'd rather DIE first!
Dr. Charles Montague: Norton?
Norton: [Approaches Brophy, pulls out a .45, cocks it, and sticks it up to Brophy's forehead]
Brophy: [Meekly, as he immediately hands over the negative] Here.
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Opening dedication: This film is dedicated to the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock See more »

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High Anxiety
(1977)
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Music and Lyrics by Mel Brooks
Original music and lyrics copyright © 1977 Fox Fanfare Music, Inc.
Sung by Mel Brooks
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A silly film but still a funny idea!!!!
2 November 2001 | by (sweden) – See all my reviews

In the 70´s Mel Brooks made some Hilarious funny films.So when I saw the film it was a bit of a Disappointment because the film has a very funny idea but it´s mostly silly.It´s a spoof on Hitchcock films and some are very silly but it also includes some very funny spoofs on Psycho and the Birds.3/5


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