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Crazy People (1990)

R  |   |  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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Dr. Koch
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Mark Olander


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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13 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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$13,236,513 (USA)

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Travel ad blurbs mentioned in the movie said "Come... IN the Bahamas"; "Come to New York. It's Not as Filthy as you think"; "Forget France. The French can be annoying. Come to Greece. We're Nicer" and "Come to New York. There were fewer murders last year". See more »


Robles: Porsche. It's a little too small to get laid IN, but you get laid the minute you get out!
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Crazy Credits

The song, "What a Wonderful Word - Hello" (which is played, in part, in the film) runs during part of the credits, with a 'follow the bouncing ball' sing-along on the screen. See more »


Referenced in Certifiably Jonathan (2007) See more »


By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Karl Richter and his Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Teldec Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Worth the dollar I paid for it
11 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My brother and I spotted this when we were renting a movie in one of those big discount bins of random movies. We sometimes enjoy watching stupid movies just for the hell of it and thought thats what it was going to turn out to be. We were pleasantly surprised with about the first half of the movie. Take out the throughly unnecessary love story and this movie could be an hour shorter and would probably get a much higher rating. Now I sometimes watch it, fast forwarding through the tedious bits. I would recommend it, but I don't know that I would pay more than a coupla bucks for the pleasure of watching it. It's the kind of movie that you get excited about showing friends, and glow with pride at finding such a great movie for a good part of but then sit around uncomfortably for stretches of it because you know they are inexcusably boring.

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