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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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This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy. See more »

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

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4 pazzi in libertà  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

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$28,890,240 (USA)
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First of two movies released in consecutive years where actor Michael Keaton played a psychologically disturbed character. The second film was 1990's Pacific Heights (1990) where Keaton played a psychotic tenant. See more »

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As the van pulls out of the hospital grounds, no traffic is passing in either direction, and the only traffic control is a small portable STOP sign at the guard's booth. But when the van enters the public road, it passes a long line of vehicles that have obviously been held up for the film production. See more »

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Billy: Does Ed go out the window? Let's have a show of hands.
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STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT
Written by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder, Bert Kaempfert
Courtesy of Alshire International, Inc.
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Rise, my son, and walk!
25 June 2003 | by (Omaha) – See all my reviews

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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