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The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 7 April 1989 (USA)
Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.

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Storyline

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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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Traum-Team  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,704,860, 9 April 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,890,240
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In the music video for the soundtrack song "Hit The Road Jack", not only are there various clips from the movie being shown in the background, Peter Boyle and Stephen Furst show up as their characters Jack and Albert, dragging Buster Poindexter (David Johansen) into a red van like the one from this movie. See more »

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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 »

Quotes

Henry: Does this mean we are actually leaving the hospital grounds?
Billy: No, the Yankees are going to come here and play. There gonna throw some lights up in the rec room. What a stroker.
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Connections

References Red Heat (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Performed by Robert Merrill
Music by John Stafford Smith (uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (uncredited)
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19 March 1999 | by See all my reviews

The characters in this movie are well done and well acted. The comedy is great. Michael Keaton has some great one-liners and facial expressions. You can really relate to his situation. One of the better comedies I've seen.


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