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Lovesick -- Forget about accountants who want to fly, professors whose brains are being zapped by aliens and bored housewives passing the time.


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18 February 1983 (USA) See more »
The psychiatrist who's crazy about a patient See more »
A psychiatrist who falls in love with a patient is visited by the spirit of Sigmund Freud, who gives him advice on how to handle it. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dudley Moore ... Saul Benjamin

Elizabeth McGovern ... Chloe Allen

Alec Guinness ... Sigmund Freud

Christine Baranski ... Nymphomanic
Gene Saks ... Frantic Patient

Renée Taylor ... Mrs. Mondragon
Kent Broadhurst ... Gay Patient
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Suzanne Barrie ... Jaffe's Wife
Anna Berger ... Analysis
Otto Bettmann ... Dr. Waxman

Mark Blum ... Intern Murphy
Amalie Collier ... Maid

Anne De Salvo ... Case Interviewer

Tony Devon ... Stage Hand
Selma Diamond ... Harriet Singer, M.D.
Sol Frieder ... Analyst

Ann Gillespie ... Actress
Merwin Goldsmith ... Analyst

John Huston ... Larry Geller, M.D.
Peggy Johnson ... Actress
Fred Kareman ... Analyst
Mohindra Nath Kawlra ... Analyst

E. Katherine Kerr ... Analysis
Anne Kerry ... Katie Benjamin

Alan King ... Lionel Gross, M.D.

Fred Melamed ... Psychoanalyst
Jeff Natter ... Stage Manager
Isabell O'Connor ... Nurse (as Isabell Monk)
Lotte Palfi Andor ... Analysis
Kaylan Pickford ... Anna
Ray Ramirez ... Mr. Menendez
Lester Rawlins ... Silent Patient
Benjamin Rayson ... Analysis
Larry Rivers ... Jac Applezweig

Raynor Scheine ... Shelter

Stefan Schnabel ... Gunnar Bergsen, M.D.
Jack Sevier ... Man in Shelter
Yanni Sfinias ... Hot Dog Vendor

Wallace Shawn ... Otto Jaffe
Richard B. Shull ... Dr. Fessner

Ron Silver ... Ted Caruso

Stewart Steinberg ... Analysis

David Strathairn ... Marvin Zuckerman
John Tillinger ... Play Director
Ellen Whyte ... Waitress
Wolfgang Zilzer ... Analyst (as Paul Andor)
Scott Drake ... Ambulance Driver leaving the Apartment, into the Hospital ER (uncredited)

Directed by
Marshall Brickman 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Marshall Brickman  writer

Produced by
Charles Okun .... producer
Original Music by
Philippe Sarde 
Cinematography by
Gerry Fisher 
Film Editing by
Nina Feinberg 
Production Design by
Philip Rosenberg 
Set Decoration by
Gary J. Brink 
Costume Design by
Kristi Zea 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist
Jay Cannistraci .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Charles Okun .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lewis Gould .... second assistant director
Thomas A. Reilly .... first assistant director (as Thomas Reilly)
Art Department
Richard T. Allen .... construction coordinator (as Richard Allen)
Leslie Bloom .... property master
Scott Gertsen .... shop craftsmen
David Goodnoff .... assistant property master
Robert H. Klatt .... set dresser
Siv Sandstrom .... art department assistant
Joan Winters .... graphic designer
Sound Department
Nathan Boxer .... boom operator (as Nat Boxer)
Tom Fleischman .... re-recording mixer
Melissa A. Higgins .... assistant sound editor
Hal Levinsohn .... sound editor
Dan Sable .... sound editor
Steve Scanlon .... production sound mixer (as Stephen Scanlon)
Diane Schaub .... apprentice sound editor
Dick Vorisek .... re-recording mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Brooke Jr. .... assistant camera
Ricki-Ellen Brooke .... assistant camera
James W. Finnerty .... grip
James Fitzpatrick .... best boy
Billy Miller .... key grip (as Bill Miller)
Dick Mingalone .... camera operator
Ray Quinlan .... gaffer (as Raymond Quinlan)
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Al Craine .... costumer: men
Beverly Cycon .... costumer: women
Deborah Hazlett .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Holly Huckins .... film editing apprentice
William Kruzykowski .... apprentice editor
David Siegel .... assistant editor
Camilla Toniolo .... assistant film editor
Deborah Wallach .... assistant film editor
Location Management
Carol Cuddy .... location coordinator
Roger Paradiso .... location manager
Music Department
Angelo Corrao .... music editor
William Flageollet .... music mixer
Peter Knight .... conductor
Peter Knight .... orchestrator
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Kevin Alyn Elders .... assistant auditor (as Kevin Elders)
Reginald M. Hampton .... production assistant
Adeline Leonard Seakwood .... production office coordinator
Ellie Linas .... production auditor
Tim McCusker .... production assistant
Charles Miller .... production assistant
Danis Regal-O'Connell .... assistant to producers (as Danis Regal)
Steve Schottenfeld .... production assistant

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95 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

This was originally intended as a project for Peter Sellers before his death in 1980.See more »
Chloe Allen:Here I was, in the middle of an obscene phone call, and I thought of you.See more »
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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Intellectual-lite, 14 December 2006
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Marshall Brickman attempts something comedic, fanciful and yet high-brow with "Lovesick"...and the different genres prove to be an uneasy mix. Dudley Moore, who at this point was churning out more bombs than WWII, plays the most unconvincing psychiatrist I have ever seen; his rapport with Alec Guinness (a fantasy Freud) has a tidy bounce, and John Huston works minor magic as the head of the medical board, but Moore is continually unsure of himself. Elizabeth McGovern tries hard as the object of Moore's lovesickness, but she isn't really suited to this kind of material--nor is she suitable for Dudley Moore, just as Mary Tyler Moore was wrong for him in "Six Weeks" and Mary Steenburgen looked out of place in the later "Romantic Comedy". The picture has a poor, cheap look, with blurry beiges and whites typical of the staid early-'80s, and I couldn't wait until it was over. *1/2 from ****

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