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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

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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15 January 1988 (USA)  »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$11,005,304 (USA)
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Trivia

The radio scenes were filmed at the studios of KFI AM 640, while the Rush Limbaugh show was airing. KFI is the top talk radio station in Los Angeles. The actors and actresses had to film off to the side, so they did not interfere with the operation of the radio station. See more »

Goofs

When Burns jumps from the building, his stunt man is easy to detect despite the angle in which the scene was shot. See more »

Quotes

Donald Becker: I know your sort. You're a malcontent, a misfit, someone who's never achieved shit in his life. Takes one to know one.
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Connections

References The Wild One (1953) See more »

Soundtracks

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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