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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Newald
Bill Goffi ...
Singer / Accordionist
Jack Duffy ...
Brad Sullivan ...
Sgt. Vincente
Harold Surratt ...
Kenneth Raybourne ...
Gospel Musician


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 <>

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They're alone and lost in New York, the only place crazier than they are. See more »




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Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Traum-Team  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)


$28,890,240 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The place where the hospital inmates went on a day trip to see a baseball game was Yankee Stadium. The venue was closed in 2008 and demolished in 2010. The site where the sports arena existed is now parklands. See more »


In the scene when Billy is in the van telling the Wolfen story, the microphone is visible behind Henry's left arm. See more »


Billy: We gotta come up with $165, get the van and pull Weitzman out of the hospital before those two goddamn cops come back. Now how's that for a goal?
Jack: Us? But we're crazy.
Billy: Yeah? Well we better get sane real goddamn fast.
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References Wolfen (1981) See more »


Performed by Robert Merrill
Music by John Stafford Smith (uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (uncredited)
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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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