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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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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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One of two 1989 movies first released that year starring actor-comedian Michael Keaton. The other picture was Tim Burton's Batman (1989). See more »

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After the boys rescue Dr Weitzman and Riley is pushing his wheelchair, he has a cast on his left leg. However, when he is helped out of the van at the sanitarium, it has jumped to his right leg. See more »

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Sergeant Vincente: You know what? You got the whole think back-ass-wards, I think you're the missing persons. Just go to 48th street and wait. The guy doesn't show, we're open 24 hours.
[Answers phone]
Sergeant Vincente: Hello, Vincente.
Billy: We're not done!
Sergeant Vincente: You're done, it's been a pleasure.
Billy: Hey, we used to be tax payers!
Sergeant Vincente: Now that will get my attention. You're not out of here in 30 seconds, you got a night in jail!
Billy: What kind of bonehead cop would send four confessed mental patients back out in the streets?
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Neat little comedy.
19 November 2001 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

In the hands of lesser a director and less talented actors, THE DREAM TEAM's plot about four mental patients loose in Manhattan would be silly and childish. Here, it is funny as hell, you stayed glued to the screen. The four patients are Michael Keaton, as a loose tempered but charming liar, Peter Boyle as an ex-executive who now believes he is Jesus Christ, Christopher Lloyd as a compulsive neat-nick and Stephen Furst as a catatonic TV commercial/Baseball fan.

Their run-ins with unsuspecting New Yorkers come fast and fresh, no re-heated gags here. Look for a young perky Lorraine Bracco and Broadway great Phillip Bosco in supporting parts.


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