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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 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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Trivia

One of a handful of late 1980s movies about radio / disco-jockeys. The movies include Radio Days (1987), Talk Radio (1988), The Couch Trip (1988) and Good Morning, Vietnam (1987). See more »

Quotes

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 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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Enjoyable!
20 June 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much from this movie to be honest, it was on late night television and only stayed to watch it because I couldn't sleep, but I found it funny, original and it has a great cast. This is one of those lost eighties comedies which more people should see. Dan Aykroyd is especially brilliant giving his usual mad perfomance! See it if you can...

9 out of 10




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