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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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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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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,890,240 (USA)
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Trivia

Of the film's cast and crew, at least two worked on the earlier famous psychiatric drama One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) to which this movie has often been likened and compared. These were actor Christopher Lloyd and title designer Wayne Fitzgerald. See more »

Goofs

While visiting home, Henry's daughter is wearing a rainbow heart bracelet in one shot, which disappears in the next. See more »

Quotes

Billy: All I'm saying's let's stretch that clothing dollar!
Bernie: How much stretch we talkin' about?
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Connections

References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) 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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Light, insane, extremely funny 80's comedy!
19 January 2006 | by (France) – See all my reviews

This is comedy at its best, and also has that 80's feel,a good story, specific to comedies until the 90's when they started to rarely have an interesting one.Four mental patients suddenly find themselves alone on the run in the Big Apple and "better get sane real goddamn fast" , as they are being accused of attacking their psychiatrist -what a great premise for a comedy.Michael Keaton was born for this part, the "mental patient with a history of violence".Peter Boyle is also great as an ad executive who believes Jesus is speaking to him, Lloyd and Furst are also great.Combined with the great dialog, delivers one of the best comedies made in the 80's.

Memorable quote:"Ah, it's great to be young and insane!"


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