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Crazy People (1990)

 -  Comedy  -  13 April 1990 (USA)
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A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.

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Alan North ...
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Eddie Aris
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Dr. Koch
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Mark Olander
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Storyline

Emory works in advertising, and is beginning to crack-up. His latest idea is honesty, e.g. "Volvos, Yes they are boxy, but they're safe". This doesn't go down too well with the boss, so Emory is sent to a psychiatric hospital to 'recover'. Meanwhile, back at the office, Emory's work is accidentally sent to the printers. His ads are a huge success. But now Emory has fallen for Kathy (another patient) and so doesn't want to leave. Written by Rob Hartill

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Inside every normal person something is waiting to get out. See more »

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13 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Les fous de la pub  »

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$13,236,513 (USA)
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Tony Bill replaced Mitch Markowitz as director. Writer Markowitz was originally also hired as director but was replaced by Bill after three weeks of shooting. See more »

Quotes

Kathy: Pretty girls are breaking everybody's back.
Emory Leeson: But you're pretty. I mean, really pretty.
Kathy: Yes, but I don't have the problems normally associated with prettiness... because, when I was a child, I looked like Ed McMahon.
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A disclaimer appears stating, "Characters in this film do not depict persons with mental illnesses. Mental illness is a serious disease which affects many millions of people." See more »

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References Tremors (1990) See more »

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THE HELLO SONG
by Cal DeVoll
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How COME???
30 May 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the movies that portrays the best the way advertising should be... or shouldn't be! It made me laugh a lot. My favorite slogan from all is "Come In The Bahamas" :-)


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