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The Dream Team -- Michael Keaton and Christopher Lloyd star in this zany, high-energy comedy about four mental patients who get separated from their therapist on the way to a baseball game.


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Writers (WGA):
Jon Connolly (written by) &
David Loucka (written by)
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Release Date:
7 April 1989 (USA) See more »
If they knew the city was this crazy, they would have stayed in the asylum. [dvd] See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Keaton ... Billy Caufield

Christopher Lloyd ... Henry Sikorsky

Peter Boyle ... Jack McDermott

Stephen Furst ... Albert Ianuzzi

Dennis Boutsikaris ... Dr. Weitzman

Lorraine Bracco ... Riley

Milo O'Shea ... Dr. Newald

Philip Bosco ... O'Malley

James Remar ... Gianelli
Bill Goffi ... Singer / Accordionist
Jack Duffy ... Bernie
Brad Sullivan ... Sgt. Vincente

Larry Pine ... Canning
Harold Surratt ... Pastor Lester
Kenneth Raybourne ... Gospel Musician
Alphonsus E. Platt ... Gospel Musician
Robert Weil ... Caesar
Janet Feindel ... Senior Nurse

Tico Wells ... Station Attendant

Barry Flatman ... Arrogant Yuppie
Ted Simonett ... Yuppie

Bruce Hunter ... Yuppie
John Stocker ... Murray
Lizbeth MacKay ... Henry's Wife

Olivia Horton ... Henry's Daughter
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Dr. Bauer
Jack Jessop ... Dr. Meekum
Ron James ... Dwight
Dennis Parlato ... TV Newscaster

Freda Foh Shen ... TV Newscaster

Donna Hanover ... Field Reporter
Greg Beresford ... Field Reporter
Wayne Tippit ... Captain Lewitt
Eric Fink ... Priest
A. Frank Ruffo ... Relative

Michael Copeman ... Con Ed Man
Victor Ertmanis ... Man in Mets Jersey
Cynthia Belliveau ... Nurse
Stewart Bick ... Paramedic

James O'Regan ... Litterbug
Dick Callahan ... Bartender

Shel Goldstein ... Waitress (as Shelley Goldstein)
Jihmi Kennedy ... Tow Man
Marty Waldman ... Salesman

Michelyn Emelle ... Duty Nurse Harriet
Michael Beatty ... Intern

Jane Luk ... Admissions Nurse
Marilyn Peppiatt ... Floor Nurse
Myra Fried ... Floor Nurse
J.R. Zimmerman ... Hospital Guard
Maxine Miller ... Newald's Secretary
Patricia Idlette ... Woman at Police Station (as Pat Idlette)
Max Haines ... Guard
Henry Gomez ... Guard
Ellen Maguire ... Canning's Secretary
Al Therrien ... Security Guard
Don Saunders ... Security Guard

John Liddle ... Cop
Dwayne McLean ... Old Gent (as Dwayne Maclean)
Kay Hawtrey ... Nurse
Patricia Carroll Brown ... Nurse (as Patricia Carol Brown)
Chick Roberts ... Old Guard
Nicholas Pasco ... Man Out Window
Jack Gilpin ... Dr. Talmer
MacIntyre Dixon ... Dr. Verboven

Michael Lembeck ... Ed
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

John Hayden ... Cop (uncredited)
Roger Montgomery ... Church Bouncer (uncredited)

Directed by
Howard Zieff 
Writing credits
Jon Connolly (written by) &
David Loucka (written by)

Produced by
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... executive producer
Jon Connolly .... co-producer
Christopher W. Knight .... producer
David Loucka .... co-producer
Michael Sheehy .... associate producer
Terry Spazek .... supervising producer
Original Music by
David McHugh 
Cinematography by
Adam Holender (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carroll Timothy O'Meara  (as C. Timothy O'Meara)
Casting by
Ilene Starger 
Production Design by
Todd Hallowell 
Art Direction by
Christopher Nowak 
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks  (as John Alan Hicks)
Costume Design by
Ruth Morley 
Makeup Department
Joseph Coscia .... hair stylist: Mr. Keaton
Patricia Green .... makeup artist: Toronto
Albert Paradis .... hair stylist: Toronto
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist: Mr. Keaton
Production Management
John A. Amicarella .... post-production supervisor (as John Alan Amicarella)
Joseph M. Caracciolo .... unit production manager
Marc Dassas .... unit manager: Toronto
Nicholas J. Gray .... unit production manager: Toronto
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cathy Haft .... second second assistant director
Donald J. Lee Jr. .... second second assistant director (as Don Lee)
Gail Leicht .... dga trainee
Francis R. Mahony III .... second assistant director: Toronto (as Sam Mahony)
Joe Napolitano .... first assistant director
Howard Rothschild .... second second assistant director: Toronto (as Howard Rothchild)
David Sardi .... second assistant director
Gary Blair Smith .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Tory Bellingham .... assistant props: Toronto
Tommy Boles .... construction coordinator
J. Tracy Budd .... property master: Toronto (as Tracy Budd)
Devra Cohen .... art department trainee: Toronto
Dan Conley .... set decorator: Toronto
Jaro Dick .... set decorator: Toronto
John R. Ford .... property assistant (as John Ford)
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator: Toronto
Mike Harris .... set decorator: Toronto
Robert James .... set decorator: Toronto
Gregory P. Keen .... art director: Toronto (as Greg Keen)
Elena Kenney .... set decorator: Toronto
Sherman Labby .... illustrator
Matthew Lammerich .... scenic artist (as Mathew Lammerick)
Michael Miles .... scenic chargeman (as Michael W. Miles)
Gord Smith .... assistant art director: Toronto
Bruce Swanson .... set dresser
Sound Department
Fred J. Brown .... supervising sound editor
Shelley Brown .... assistant sound editor
Bruce Carwardine .... production sound mixer: Toronto
Michael C. Casper .... sound re-recording mixer (as Michael Casper)
Denise Cochran .... assistant sound editor
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith .... sound editor (as Lucy Coldsnow)
Roberta Doheny .... sound re-recording mixer
Glen Gauthier .... production sound mixer: Toronto
Jeffrey Kaplan .... sound re-recordist (as Jeff Kaplan)
Constance A. Kazmer .... sound editor
Daniel J. Leahy .... sound re-recording mixer (as Daniel Leahy)
Lettie Odney .... adr editor
Gary Parker .... sound recordist
Danny Rosenbloom .... boom operator
Michele Sharp .... sound editor
Bill Varney .... supervising sound re-recording mixer
David W. Alstadter .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Neil Trifunovich .... special effects supervisor: Toronto
Danny Aiello III .... stunt coordinator
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Peter Bucossi .... stunts
Ren Campbell .... stunts (as Karen Kennedy)
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Nicholas J. Giangiulio .... stunts (as Nick Giangiulio)
Nicholas J. Gray .... stunts: Toronto
Eric Griffin .... stunts
John Hayden .... stunts
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Brent Meyer .... stunts: Toronto
Phil Neilson .... stunts (as Phil Nielson)
Hugh Aodh O'Brien .... stunts
Branko Racki .... stunts: Toronto
Michael Russo .... stunts (as Mike Russo)
Tye Tyukodi .... stunt coordinator: Toronto (as Anton 'Tye' Tyukodi)
Deborah Watkins .... stunts
Steve Lucescu .... stunts: Toronto (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Bolton .... best boy: Toronto
Ray Boyle .... gaffer: Toronto
Sandy Brook .... first assistant camera
Jon Cassar .... Steadicam operator: Toronto
Robert Dolan .... gaffer
Attila Dory .... still photographer: Toronto
Henri Fiks .... camera operator: Toronto
Michael Ginsburg .... still photographer
Charlie Goodchild .... best boy: Toronto
Wayne Goodchild .... key grip: Toronto
Greg Hancock .... video playback: Toronto
Jeff Hand .... Steadicam assistant
John Khorigan .... dolly grip
David Knox .... Steadicam operator (as Dave Knox)
Billy Miller .... key grip
Paul Postelincu .... second assistant camera
Kerry Smart .... first assistant camera: Toronto
Audrey Smith .... second assistant camera: Toronto
William H. Steiner .... camera operator (as William Steiner Jr.)
Dusty Wallace .... best boy
Ron Kunecke .... musco light operator (uncredited)
Linda Watt .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Peter Lavender .... extras casting: Toronto
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mark Burchard .... wardrobe supervisor
Arlene B. Coffey .... wardrobe supervisor
Graham Docherty .... wardrobe: men, Toronto
Erla Lank .... wardrobe supervisor: Toronto
Larry S. Wells .... assistant costume designer: Toronto (as Larry Wells)
Editorial Department
Eric L. Beason .... assistant editor: New York
Richard Currie .... apprentice editor
Mark Eggenweiler .... associate editor
Mark Livolsi .... apprentice editor: New York
Craig Nisker .... first assistant editor: Toronto
Lee Michael Searles .... first assistant editor: Toronto
Dawn M. Stoliar .... second assistant editor: Toronto (as Dawn Stoliar)
Music Department
Kathleen Bennett .... music editor: Segue Music
Becky Mancuso-Winding .... music supervisor (as Becky Mancuso)
David McHugh .... orchestrator
Greg Townley .... score recordist
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer
Tom Boyd .... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Mike Doyle .... driver captain: Toronto
James Fanning .... transportation captain
Greg O'Hara .... transportation coordinator: Toronto
Other crew
B.J. Bjorkman .... script supervisor
Simon Board .... office production assistant: Toronto
Stephen Bélanger .... location production assistant: Toronto (as Steve Belanger)
Penny Charter .... craft service: Toronto
John Cochran .... production assistant
Augie Colgoni .... assistant to producers
Marc Dassas .... location manager: Toronto
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
John Gaskin .... production accountant: Toronto
Hannah Gatrell .... assistant: Mr. Zieff
Wendi Haas .... production office coordinator
Ann Henhoeffer .... production assistant: Toronto
Tina Hong .... assistant production office coordinator
Richard Hughes .... office production assistant: Toronto
Mindy May Jenkins .... accounting assistant: Toronto
Melanie Kagan .... assistant: Ilene Starger
Michael Klastorin .... unit publicist
Nancy Kriegel .... assistant production accountant
Katie Ladyko .... assistant: Mr. Keaton
Chris Lamon .... production assistant: Toronto (as Christopher Lamon)
Jennie Maresca .... payroll accountant
Kathleen McGill .... production controller
Lorne Monti .... production assistant: Toronto
Maryellen Mulcahy .... assistant: Ilene Starger
Maggie Murphy .... production assistant
George Sledge .... craft service
Ginger Sledge .... location assistant
Fran Solomon .... production coordinator: Toronto
Joanne Tickle .... production assistant: Toronto (as Joanne Marie Tickle)
Jim Tosney .... production assistant
Chris Wilcox .... craft service: Toronto
Joseph Boccia .... location manager (uncredited)
Scott Buckwald .... production assistant (uncredited)
Linda Callow .... stand-in: Lorraine Bracco (uncredited)
Gordon Nail .... photo double: Peter Boyle (uncredited)
Burton Sharp .... adr group coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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113 min
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The name of the mental health facility was "The Cedarbrook Psychiatric Hospital".See more »
Revealing mistakes: In one early scene Christopher Lloyd, thinking he's a doctor, walks in on Stephen Furst who's singing the National Anthem while watching the start of a Yankees/Orioles baseball game. The hospital they're in is in New Jersey, and both the Yankees and Orioles play in the same time zone. But the clock on the back wall says 10:30. No games start at that time.See more »
Henry:[in the hospital room of whom they think is Dr. Weitzman] Father, may I say a few words? I knew this man perhaps better than anyone here. I pledge to continue his work for as long as I live.
[near tears]
Henry:He devoted his life to the treatment for the insane.
Billy:[looks at the corpse - turns to Henry] Henry, may I say a few words?
Henry:Oh certainly, William.
Billy:It's not him.
Henry:[after pause] Perhaps I'd better bring my remarks to a close.
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15 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Peter Boyle is a comic genius, 23 December 2003
Author: drosse67 from Virginia

I mean it. After seeing him in this movie, and Young Frankensteeen, and the occasional episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, I can't take him seriously in movies like Joe, Outland and even as Wizard in Taxi Driver. His performance in this movie is absolutely hilarious. I've always had a soft spot for this underrated gem. It's basically a screwball version of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," using that movie's famous baseball game scene as its starting point: An easy-going doctor takes his patients to a Yankees game, and runs into trouble on the way there. And I don't really mind the crime subplot here as much as I did in Three Men and a Baby. Everyone shines here--Michael Keaton (his reference to the World Trade Center was funny then, bittersweet now); Christopher Lloyd; Boyle; even Lorraine Bracco, in a small role. And it's full of memorable quotes. This movie never fails to put a smile on my face.

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