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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 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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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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If they knew the city was this crazy, they would have stayed in the asylum. [dvd] See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

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Das Traum-Team  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,890,240 (USA)
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Trivia

This comedy's two top-billed lead stars, actor-comedians Michael Keaton and Christopher Lloyd, both share last names which are the same as the surnames of two famous Hollywood silent movie comedians, they being Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd respectively. See more »

Goofs

Jack claims that Leviticus 5:14 says: "Call not for a doctor, but an elder of the church," but the actual verse is: "The LORD spoke to Moses." The verse he quotes, or more or less paraphrases is James 5:14, which reads as follows: "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord." See more »

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Billy: Restaurant security. Just a minor utensil violation. Go ahead, enjoy your dinner.
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References Casey at the Bat (1946) See more »

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DANCE WITH THE DEVIL
Written and Performed by UB40
Courtesy of A&M Records/Virgin Records, Inc.
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Stephen Furst needs to get more roles
2 October 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

It's good to know that some movies are just big excuses to be goofy. "The Dream Team" is one such example. We get introduced to four mental patients: Billy Caulfield (Michael Keaton) is actually close to normal, Henry Sikorsky (Christopher Lloyd) believes himself to be a doctor, Jack McDermott (Peter Boyle) believes that he's talking to Jesus, and Albert Ianuzzi (Stephen Furst (yes, Flounder from "Animal House"!)) barely does anything. When their psychiatrist takes them to New York, he gets attacked by the mafia and the four patients are left to fend for themselves. From there, it's basically two hours of everyone being as loony as possible. Probably the best scene is the box scene; I nearly died laughing when that scene came up.

Anyway, this just goes to show what one can do for comedy. It's not to be missed. Also starring Dennis Boutsikaris and Lorraine Bracco.


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