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The Couch Trip (1988)

R | | Comedy | 15 January 1988 (USA)
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 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
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Robin
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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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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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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,005,304 (USA)
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Trivia

The picture's main movie poster featured palm trees and a "Beverly Hills" sign which was typical of a number of Hollywood comedies set there during the 1980s after the box-office success of Beverly Hills Cop (1984). Other such 80s movies with posters with such signs and/or palm trees included Troop Beverly Hills (1989) and Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986). See more »

Quotes

Donald Becker: [to Laura] I love you passionately. From the first moment we met, I knew I aroused a powerful emotion in you. It was disgust, but I can build on that.
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Referenced in There's Nothing Out There (1991) 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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