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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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The limousine used throughout the movie is a Mercedes Benz 600. This particular one is the extended wheelbase Pullman model intended for Heads of State - The Pope had one as well. See more »

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When Nurse Diesel and Dr Montague are having coffee on the glass table, the camera is reflected in the silver tray. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke: And remember, folks. Be good to your parents. They were good to you.
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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)
(title song)
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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