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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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

Some scenes differ slightly from those in the trailer:
  • The line "You can't tell the truth, you idiot" from the trailer has "asshole" instead of "idiot" in the movie.


  • The text of the Jaguar ad reads "for men who want special attention" in the trailer and "for men who want hand jobs" in the movie.


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Quotes

Kathy: You may think phone service stinks since deregulation, but don't mess with us, because we're all you've got. In fact, if we fold, you'll have no damn phones. AT&T - we're tired of taking your crap!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, a "special issue" of Advertising Age spins in, with a cover portrait proclaiming the main characters to be "Emperors of Madison Ave." See more »

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Referenced in Psych: In Plain Fright (2010) See more »

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THE HELLO SONG
by Cal DeVoll
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A "video nice" to counteract all the video nasties.
2 April 2002 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is not the most intellectually stimulating film ever made. Nor is it the most believable plot - but it is funny, whimsical and charming, and occasionally surreal. If you want a film to brighten up your life, this fits the bill just nicely. The supporting cast are also very engaging, being far more than just a backdrop to Moore and Hannah. I like it a lot.


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