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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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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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The Couch Trip  »

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$11,005,304 (USA)
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Two of the principal cast were last named Gross, Mary Gross and Arye Gross, it appearing that the two are unrelated. 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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Could've been a comedy classic
7 December 2002 | by (Detroit, MI) – See all my reviews

A lot of people don't think Dan Aykroyd is funny. This movie proves otherwise. Aykroyd is brilliant delivering his one-liners in this comedy. The only major problem with this is that it wastes far too much time near the end jumping back and forth from Aykroyd's character and the doctor who is pursuing him to prove he's a fraud. The doctor goes nuts like doctor Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) in "What About Bob?". The scenes where the doctor is desperately trying to get back to Los Angeles are silly, unbelievable, and unfunny. Other that this aspect the movie really is funny, especially the first half.


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