6.7/10
175
4 user 6 critic

Inside Out (1986)

An agoraphobic must give up his sheltered life and venture outside after a series of personal and financial problems.

Director:

Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ad

Genius (TV Series 2017)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A series which explores how patent clerk Einstein could not get a teaching job or doctorate in his early life, yet managed to go on to solve the secrets of the universe.

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Johnny Flynn, Nicholas Rowe
Rented Lips (1988)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A documentary filmmaker, who has spent the last 15 years making films like "Aluminum: Our Shiny Friend," is finally given the chance to make the documentary on Indian farming he has always ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Downey Sr.
Stars: Martin Mull, Dick Shawn, Jennifer Tilly
He's My Girl (1987)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Bryan and Reggie are best friends who are in the music business in Missouri. When Reggie enters Brian for a chance to go to L.A., Bryan wins the contest and wants to bring Reggie with him. ... See full summary »

Director: Gabrielle Beaumont
Stars: T.K. Carter, David Hallyday, David Clennon
Miss Julie (1999)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A footman seduces a count's daughter.

Director: Mike Figgis
Stars: Saffron Burrows, Peter Mullan, Maria Doyle Kennedy
Scorchers (1991)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Bayou La Teche, Louisiana sizzles as the Cajun town celebrates the wedding of Splendid and Dolan. The trouble comes on the wedding night when Splendid is determined to maintain her ... See full summary »

Director: David Beaird
Stars: Faye Dunaway, Denholm Elliott, James Earl Jones
Comedy | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A video store clerk stumbles onto an alien plot to take over earth by brainwashing people with a bad '50s science fiction movie. He and his friends race to stop the aliens before the tapes ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Lieberman
Stars: Kevin Dillon, Deborah Goodrich, Christopher Wynne
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Madsen plays an assassin who's hired to kill the woman he loves.

Director: David Wyles
Stars: Michael Madsen, Jennifer Tilly, Gary Busey
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

In Canada's North during the 1930s, a young Inuit kills a White trader and is pursued by the police but his father is determined to protect his fugitive son at any cost.

Directors: Jacques Dorfmann, Pierre Magny
Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Toshirô Mifune, Jennifer Tilly
Double Cross (Video 1994)
Thriller | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A chance encounter with a blonde in a sports car causes a man to give chase in his souped up mustang and culminates in a car crash and a sexual encounter. The blonde asks that he sign that ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Keusch
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jennifer Tilly, Kelly Preston
Hoods (1998)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Angelo, together with a group of five other people, is ordered by his father, an Italian mobster, to kill the son of an enemy of his, who has destroyed one of his buildings with a bomb. The... See full summary »

Director: Mark Malone
Stars: Vincent Berry, Jay Brazeau, Craig Bruhnanski
Inside Out I (2005)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Families in an idyllic suburban neighborhood are taunted by a mysterious doctor who moves in to town and spins a web of psychological chaos that changes their lives forever.

Director: David Ogden
Stars: Eriq La Salle, Steven Weber, Russell Wong
Action | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The desert can be a lonely place for the people who live there or for those who are traveling through. It is also the teller of different stories including the story of a traveling salesman... See full summary »

Director: Michael Covert
Stars: Scott Plank, Melora Walters, John Savage
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Jimmy Morgan
...
Jack
...
Amy
...
Verna
...
Leo Gross
...
Homeless Guy
Sandy McPeak ...
Lewis Curlson
Nicole Nourmand ...
Heather
John Bleifer ...
Hyman
Robert Miranda ...
Sal
...
Freddy
Jim Bentley ...
Eddie
Harry Gelbart ...
Barber
Read Morgan ...
Driver
Beverly Reed ...
Cocktail Waitress (as Beverlee Reed)
Edit

Storyline

An agoraphobic must give up his sheltered life and venture outside after a series of personal and financial problems.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Angst und Einsamkeit  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

Jesus Can Work It Out
Written by George Jordan
Performed by Reverend Maceo Wood
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Elliott Gould at his agoraphobic best
27 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Jimmy Morgan lives in a self-contained world: a serious agoraphobic, he never leaves his apartment and his main connection with the world is the telephone. After all, everything he needs is right there or it can be sent for, like his regular call girl. He doesn't have to work because his father left him a large bank account and a half interest in the family business. Jimmy thinks he's well off in his self-imposed version of solitary confinement, but a swift fate hangs over him, for he is a gambling addict and he's been emptying his bank account to pay off his mob-owned bookie. Worse yet, he signs documents he hasn't read and the last one he signed turned control of his share of the business over to his unscrupulous partner Leo, who has siphoned all the money away. Jimmy's only close connection to his family is his adoring 11-year-old daughter, who seems blissfully unaware of her father's deteriorating mental health and looming financial crisis.

All the bad news comes at once, as Jimmy finds he's lost his half of the business and the fact that he owes his bookie $52,000. He knows the mob will do him serious bodily harm if he doesn't come up with the money fast and he's forced to liquidate the entire contents of his apartment, leaving him sitting on the hard floor of a totally empty living room, looking like he's ready to be taken away like the furniture and other valuables he's just lost. In the span of a very short time careless Jimmy, who was too absorbed in his gambling and other pleasures to mind his financial and business affairs, has gone from seemingly prosperous to virtually homeless. The screen fades to black as an unshaven Jimmy, looking like the homeless bum he likely very soon will be, sits on a bench talking to his young daughter, who will soon become another lost item in his life when she moves away with her mother.

Nearly all the characters in Jimmy's orbit are worth mentioning, even though some are heard (over the telephone) but never seen: the ex-wife, who must have been through hell with her lazy, neurotic husband, the male friends who want to help but can't, the hooker who cares for him because of his kindness and crooked partner Leo, who gives a memorable, lashing speech, reminding the irate Jimmy that one who pays no attention to his own business affairs, spends like a drunken sailor and signs contracts he hasn't even read deserves just what he gets.

A tiny but interesting facet of the movie is the homeless man who inhabits the tiny foyer of Jimmy's building. Jimmy even talks to this man via the closed-circuit TV and the intercom and tells the man he can stay where he is overnight to keep out of the cold. The homeless man seems to be symbolic of Jimmy's impending plight and when he disappears you get the feeling that Jimmy won't be long in following him out the door and into the street.

This remarkable movie features a fine cast and an unforgettable performance by Elliott Gould, who deserved an award for this little-known film. I was lucky enough to tape it and wish it would be aired again for the benefit of all who've never seen what Elliott Gould is capable of with material like this.


9 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?