Henry Hackett is the editor of a New York City tabloid. He is a workaholic who loves his job, but the long hours and low pay are leading to discontent. Also, publisher Bernie White faces ... See full summary »
A nebbish of a morgue attendant gets shunted back to the night shift where he is shackled with an obnoxious neophyte partner who dreams of the "one great idea" for success. His life takes a... See full summary »
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
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Billy (Michael Keaton) jokingly tells the shopkeeper that he and his group are a special combat unit with the US Marine Corps after some Libyan terrorists. This may be a reference to Back to the Future (1985), where Libyan terrorists were after Christopher Lloyd's character, Doc Brown. See more »
When the Doctor walks Albert (Stephen Furst) to the alley, you can see Stephen stop pretending he needs the toilet a little too early (over Billy's shoulder) before entering the alley. See more »
I drove the moneylenders from the temple. I can handle a ten-spot.
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If you like Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle, or Christopher Lloyd, you will like this film. That's guaranteed. But even if you are not fans of the aforementioned talents, I think you will still enjoy this movie.
Keaton is at his sarcastic best with his role as a guy with anger problems. It's easy to empathize with him, especially in the situations he finds himself in. I don't know of any other contemporary actor who could deliver these lines with the same effect.
Similarly, Peter Boyle surpasses his performance in "Young Frankenstein" with his comedic portrayal of a man who believes he is Jesus Christ. His walk through a hospital is not to be missed!
Lloyd plays the control-freak authority figure wannabe with finesse. It would be difficult indeed to watch this talented comedic actor play a straight role.
Stephen Furst is excellent as a man who can only speak in baseball metaphors. Where the hell has he been since Animal House?
The plot is weak and quite predictable, but the lines delivered along the way are worth the effort. One of the great sleepers.
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