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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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Stephen Bachman
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Drucker
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Bruce
Alan North ...
Judge
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George
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Saabs
Paul Bates ...
Robles
Dick Cusack ...
Mort
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Hsu
Floyd Vivino ...
Eddie Aris
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Dr. Liz Baylor
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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A comedy about truth in advertising. See more »

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Comedy

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R | See all certifications »

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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

Promotional artwork for this film on DVD, home video and movie posters has shown actor Dudley Moore wearing a strait-jacket. But in a contra-position to the film's main theme of "truth in advertising", Moore is never actually seen in the movie wearing a strait-jacket. See more »

Quotes

Kathy: Hold me. Please hold me.
Emory Leeson: I am holding you.
Kathy: I know, but it's a woman thing. I have to say it.
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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 »

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References Downtown (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

BRANDENBURG CONCERTO No 5 - ALLEGRO
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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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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