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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)  »

Also Known As:

Das Traum-Team  »

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$15,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$28,890,240 (USA)
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Trivia

Lead actor Michael Keaton, who also starred in Batman (1989) opposite Jack Nicholson as the Joker, appears in this film basically playing a version of the same type of R.P. McMurphy character that Nicholson played in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975). Christopher Lloyd, who played Taber alongside Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), co-stars with Keaton in The Dream Team (1989). See more »

Goofs

In two different scenes in the police station, Captain Lewitt calls Philip Bosco's character Maguire. The character was instead named O'Malley in the credits. See more »

Quotes

Jack McDermott: I am the Lord they God. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me. Out of my way, asshole.
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References Wall Street (1987) 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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