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The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy  |  7 April 1989 (USA)
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On the way to a baseball game, sanitarium patients get stranded in New York City after their chaperone is hospitalized and they're being pursued by criminals.

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Dr. Weitzman works with patients in a sanitarium. Convinced that all that his "group" needs is a some fresh air and some time away from the sanitarium, he pursuades the administration to allow him to take them to a ballgame. Unfortunately, he accidentally stumbles across a crime in progress and ends up in hospital. The group are stranded in New York City, forced to cope with a place which is often more bizarre than their sanitarium. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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If they knew the city was this crazy, they would have stayed in the asylum. [dvd] See more »

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

4 pazzi in libertà  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,890,240 (USA)
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Trivia

Of the film's cast and crew, at least two worked on the earlier famous psychiatric drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) to which this movie has often been likened and compared. These were actor Christopher Lloyd and title designer Wayne Fitzgerald. See more »

Goofs

While visiting home, Henry's daughter is wearing a rainbow heart bracelet in one shot, which disappears in the next. See more »

Quotes

Woman: Jerry, I need two Rum Collins, two Jack Daniels, one on the rocks, and a Heineken.
Bartender: [to Henry] What'll it be?
Henry: Jerry, I need two Rum Collins, two Jack Daniels, one on the rocks, and a Heineken. Please.
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References Lassie (1954) See more »

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HIT THE ROAD JACK
Written by Percy Mayfield
Performed by David Johansen (as Buster Poindexter)
Produced by Hank Medress
Courtesy of RCA Records
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A great movie
19 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Every member of my family loved this movie and has watched it at least twice. We just enjoy the laughs and hummer. It's great entertainment. The movie can be watched by any member and age group. A 10 year enjoys it as much as an 80 year old.

Don't understand why some comments say it missed the point etc, I think that sometimes we should have entertainment just for entertainment sake and this move fulfills the bill admirably. There are other venues to deal with mental health issues but this movie in its innocent manner certainly helps understanding not the other way around. Am looking at this very moment to buy a copy to give to a friend.


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