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Crazy People (1990)

R | | Comedy | 13 April 1990 (USA)
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
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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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13 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Les fous de la pub  »

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$13,236,513 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Tony Bill replaced Mitch Markowitz as director. Writer Markowitz was originally also hired as director but was replaced by Bill after three weeks of shooting. See more »

Quotes

Kathy: Pretty girls are breaking everybody's back.
Emory Leeson: But you're pretty. I mean, really pretty.
Kathy: Yes, but I don't have the problems normally associated with prettiness... because, when I was a child, I looked like Ed McMahon.
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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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THE HELLO SONG
by Cal DeVoll
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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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