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The Appointments of Dennis Jennings (1988)

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Dennis Jennings is an introverted daydreamer, sleepwalking through life. He is a professional waiter and has an equally-dull girlfriend, Emma. In an attempt to release his pent-up feelings ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dennis Jennings
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Dr. Schooner
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Emma
Carrotte ...
Laughing Psychiatrist
Christopher Durang ...
Laughing Psychiatrist
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Lisa
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Bartender
Thomas Ikeda ...
Laughing Psychiatrist
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Newscaster
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Dr. Wilson
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Businessman
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Man on TV
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Repairman
Rochelle Oliver ...
Woman on TV
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Businessman (as David Pierce)
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Dennis Jennings is an introverted daydreamer, sleepwalking through life. He is a professional waiter and has an equally-dull girlfriend, Emma. In an attempt to release his pent-up feelings of isolation, he begins seeing a psychiatrist, only to discover that the doctor is somewhat less than interested in what he has to say. After finding his doctor sharing his intimate secrets with a group of fellow psychiatrists at a bar, he then learns the doctor has a another more unprofessional involvement in his life. Written by J. L. Travers

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7 September 1988 (USA)  »

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Occasioned one of the shortest Oscar award speeches ever. Steven Wright looked at Mike Armstrong and said, "I guess it's a good thing we cut those extra twenty minutes. Thank you". See more »

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Featured in Two Mikes Don't Make a Wright (1993) See more »

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If you want to laugh see this
30 April 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

This short film is the most hilarious I have ever seen. I saw it on HBO in either 91 or 92. The humor is on a deadpan version but is hilarious because the viewer can relate to such things. Unlike most comedy films which contain slapstick humor put in by the filmaker with a "There, that's funny audience now laugh because your supposed to" intention this film just has events happening and you can't help but be amused.


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