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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
Danton Stone ...
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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Caution: You must be in the theater to see this movie. See more »

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Comedy

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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

At the age of forty-seven, sound department boom operator John B. Schuyler passed away whilst working on this film. See more »

Quotes

[Drucker is being interviewed on Larry King's TV program]
Charles Drucker: Total honesty in advertising began as a vision I had when I was a young ad man in Milwaukee...
Emory Leeson: I don't believe that jerk!
Saabs: I like Larry King!
Emory Leeson: I'm talking about Drucker! He took all the credit!
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Psych: In Plain Fright (2010) 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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A fine fun movie
22 October 2001 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This is just one of those movies that you can just enjoy. A very pleasing movie with a ton of memorable lines. If only advertising was really like this. See "The Freak", this movie will not only scare you, it will f**k you up for life! A classic.


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