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The Dream Team (1989)

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

All three characters that Michael Keaton played in movies in 1989 were all 'B' names with first names beginning with that letter. They were Billy Caulfield in this film and Batman and Bruce Wayne in Batman (1989). See more »

Goofs

In one early scene Christopher Lloyd, thinking he's a doctor, walks in on Stephen Furst who's singing the National Anthem while watching the start of a Yankees/Orioles baseball game. The hospital they're in is in New Jersey, and both the Yankees and Orioles play in the same time zone. But the clock on the back wall says 10:30. No games start at that time. See more »

Quotes

Jack: [Begins to undress] We are all naked in the eyes of the lord.
Henry: STOP! This man is clinically insane! He is presently undergoing treatment at Cedarbrook Hospital under my supervision!
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DREAM A LITTLE DREAM For ME
Written by Fabian Andre (as F. Andree), Wilbur Schwandt (as W. Schwandt)and Gus Kahn
Performed by Bill Goffi
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"It's great to be young and insane..."
16 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of my favorites of Christopher Lloyd's films, though I came to love the ensemble casting of Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle and Stephen Furst. Keaton is great in this; he filmed this the same year he was filming the first "Batman" movie. Also a very fine performance by Dennis Boutsikaris as the kindly, ill-fated doctor. (My mother and I were always surprised when we saw him in movies afterward; he seemingly has not played anything but a**holes and arrogant lawyers since. This seems to be the one and only halfway likable character he's played.) You have to admit, if mental hospitals were this accommodating and peaceful in real life, being insane wouldn't be such a bad gig. :) I almost wanted to have myself committed by the end of this. (That's perhaps not the glowing recommendation of this film that I mean it to be....) It's like if Lloyd's other "looney bin" movie "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" had a happy ending. A gentle, harmless film to sit back and relax with. Watch for the cute yet slightly eerie reference to the World Trade Center. Another good New York crime comedy to watch back to back with this is "Quick Change" starring Bill Murray, Geena Davis and Randy Quaid.


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