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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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Danton Stone ...
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Ben Hammer ...
Dr. Koch
David Packer ...
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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13 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les fous de la pub  »

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$13,236,513 (USA)
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Trivia

Dudley Moore around seven years earlier played the opposite of his advertising executive turned psychiatric patient character in this movie when he starred as a psychiatrist in Lovesick (1983). See more »

Quotes

Kathy: Who here wants to be an ad-man?
[several hands go up]
Emory Leeson: Who here wants to be a fire engine?
[everyone raises their hands, with several standing and commenting things like "Ooh, I do!" and "Me! Pick me!"]
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

References Downtown (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

CONTINENTAL EXPRESS COMMERCIAL
Music by Michael Portis and Richard Kosinski
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I laughed until I stopped
5 November 2004 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

Truth in advertising... if only it were so! No, it's not the slickest film and the performances are just a bit flat, but there's a lot of good material to work with. The "R" rating is for a lot of scattered profanity (which really isn't necessary, but.. wait! wait! here's a slogan for Hollywood screenwriters: "We're really stupid dullards, but we say 'F---' a lot so you'll think we're smart!"), but if you can stand it, this movie has a lot of funny moments. Darryl Hannah playes a cute dysfunctional inmate who falls for a stressed-out and temporarily committed Dudley Moore - there's a lot stolen from "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" here, but it's entertaining enough that you shouldn't mind. Worth watching at least once.


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