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The Couch Trip (1988)

 -  Comedy  -  15 January 1988 (USA)
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The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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John W. Burns, Jr.
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Donald Becker
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George Maitlin
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Laura Rollins
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Harvey Michaels
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Vera Maitlin
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Lawrence Baird
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Perry Kovin
Victoria Jackson ...
Robin
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Lopez
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Watkins
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Unger
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Dr. Smet
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Hendricks
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Mrs. Blair
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Storyline

The escaped delinquent John W. Burns, Jr. replaces Dr. Maitlin on a radio show, saying he's the psychiatrist Lawrence Baird. His tactless radio show is a hit, and he becomes very popular. But then Dr. Maitlin meets the real Dr. Lawrence Baird at a congress in London... Written by Tony Kessen <rhkessen@cs.vu.nl> typos corrected by Hikari

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A comedy of truly loony proportions.

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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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De schizofrene sofa  »

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$11,005,304 (USA)
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The movie was filmed between February and May 1987. See more »

Quotes

Female announcer: An important message from Mentor condoms.
Condom Father: Dear son. The other day I was rummaging through your room. There was an odor coming out and I wanted to see if your hamster had died. Turned out to be just your old gym socks. Then I ran across a box of your favorite mementos. A four leaf clover. A vending machine photo of you and Sally. And a partially used box of Mentor condoms. It made me proud to think that my son is one of those people who can have his cake and eat it too. Son, I'm proud of you and...
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Referenced in Freak Out (2004) See more »

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Fever
by Otis Blackwell (as John Davenport) and Eddie Cooley
Hudson Bay Music, Inc. on behalf of Fort Knox Music, Inc. / Trio Music Company, Inc.
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An Under-rated Gem!
20 November 2002 | by (Cardiff, UK) – See all my reviews

As a fan of Dan Aykroyd, I watched this film when it was recently shown in the middle of night on TV. I wasn't expecting much, so it came as a big surprise that I loved it so much.

This is the type of film that Dan Aykroyd seems to love to make. A chance for him to 'ham it up' and not take things too seriously. If you loved him in The Blues Brothers or Ghostbusters you'll know what I mean, and you'd be wise to check out The Couch Trip.

Avid fans of Aykroyd will also have fun spotting all the tiny links to his other films in the script!

I can't describe this film without spoiling it for you, so all I can do is tell you to check it out. I can't praise this film highly enough, and it must surely be time for a DVD release!!


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