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The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 7 April 1989 (USA)
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 <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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four guys on a field trip to reality. 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: All I'm saying's let's stretch that clothing dollar!
Bernie: How much stretch we talkin' about?
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References Bull Durham (1988) See more »


Written by Hugo Almanza
Performed by Cuco Valoy
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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Peter Boyle is a comic genius
23 December 2003 | by (Virginia) – See all my reviews

I mean it. After seeing him in this movie, and Young Frankensteeen, and the occasional episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, I can't take him seriously in movies like Joe, Outland and even as Wizard in Taxi Driver. His performance in this movie is absolutely hilarious. I've always had a soft spot for this underrated gem. It's basically a screwball version of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," using that movie's famous baseball game scene as its starting point: An easy-going doctor takes his patients to a Yankees game, and runs into trouble on the way there. And I don't really mind the crime subplot here as much as I did in Three Men and a Baby. Everyone shines here--Michael Keaton (his reference to the World Trade Center was funny then, bittersweet now); Christopher Lloyd; Boyle; even Lorraine Bracco, in a small role. And it's full of memorable quotes. This movie never fails to put a smile on my face.

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