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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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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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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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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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$11,005,304 (USA)
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Actors Donna Dixon and Dan Aykroyd are married. They tied the knot after working together on Doctor Detroit (1983) and also both appeared in Spies Like Us (1985) as did Chevy Chase who cameos in The Couch Trip (1988). Akroyd and Dixon also both appeared in Exit to Eden (1994) and the fourth segment in Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983). See more »

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Donald Becker: [holding several doughnuts with straws inserted] If anybody wants a doughnut with no jelly, these are ready.
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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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Very funny underrated 80's flick
14 March 2002 | by (Dublin, Ireland) – See all my reviews

I am surprised that this, well above average 80's comedy scores only a 5.2 from all the IMDB voters. Dan Ackroyd does his usual satirical turn as a con who seizes a great opportunity to steal a contract from his prisons physician. He retreats to California to start his work giving advice on a radio show pretending to be the infamous Dr Lawrence Baird. The only person that knows he's an imposter is the drunken priest (Walter Matthau) who comes along to be pampered by Ackroyd's new found wealth having blakmailed him. Charles Grodin throws in a good supporting performance too. For its genre I think this film deserves the same crediblity as 'Ferris Bueller' or 'Trading Places'. 7.5 / 10


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