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High Anxiety (1977)

 -  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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The Master of Comedy takes on The Master of Suspense! See more »

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25 December 1977 (USA)  »

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Alta Ansiedade  »

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$3,400,000 (estimated)

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SEK 5,632,505 (Sweden)
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Richard H. Thorndike is hesitant to reveal his middle name (Harpo) to Madeline Kahn. In Alfred Hitchcock's North by Northwest (1959), Cary Grant's Roger O. Thornhill never reveals his middle name. See more »

Goofs

When Dr. Wentworth is expressing his desire to leave the Institute to Nurse Diesel, the window from the inside is totally different than the outside, even more so when Nurse Diesel goes to the window to close it. See more »

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Victoria Brisbane: Listen, mister, I don't go for this sort of thing.
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Opening dedication: This film is dedicated to the Master of Suspense Alfred Hitchcock See more »

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If You Love Me Baby, Tell Me Loud
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Written by Mel Brooks
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Sunday afternoon telly
10 July 2011 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Watched this film for the first time today, i laughed so hard i was crying it was so so so funny, went well on a Sunday afternoon.

I could watch this film over and over again and cry with laughter each time. Mel Brooks played his part well as did the other actors. The nurse was too funny and all the funny come backs went down well.

Just when you think, oh i know what that plot or punch line is going to be, they come out with something totally different and even better, although sometime corny, its all in great fun.

High Anxiety is a very funny film and worth watching either on telly or buying the DVD.


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