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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
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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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Inside every normal person something is waiting to get out. 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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The advertisements for Porsche, Jaguar and Volvo cars read: "PORSCHE. It's a little too small to get laid in. But you get laid the minute you get out" and "JAGUAR. Sleek and Smart. For men who'd like hand jobs from beautiful women they hardly know" and "Buy Volvos. They're boxy but they're good. We know they're not sexy. This is not a smart time to be sexy anyway, with so many diseases around. Be safe instead of sexy. VOLVO. Boxy, but Good". See more »

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 »

Soundtracks

CONTINENTAL EXPRESS COMMERCIAL
Music by Michael Portis and Richard Kosinski
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Hilarious
18 December 2004 | by (Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This is in my opinion Dudley Moore's funniest movie. However, the cast of characters in this movie also aid in helping with the laugh's. Of course the advertisement's (Designed to be brutally honest about products/services) that are created by these members of a mental hospital are the highlight of this film. Even though the advertisement's probably would not work in real life and would probably cause consumer outrage in this politically correct society we live in today,(e.g., Visit New York it's not as filthy as you think), it makes for some good laughs. I highly recommend this movie for those that enjoy a good comedy.


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