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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
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Judge
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George
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Eddie Aris
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Dr. Liz Baylor
Ben Hammer ...
Dr. Koch
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Mark Olander
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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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$13,236,513 (USA)
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Dudley Moore replaced John Malkovich. Malkovich was originally cast in the lead role of Emory Leeson, but walked off the set due to personal problems. See more »

Quotes

[Reading a magazine ad]
Drucker: "Paramount Pictures presents 'The Freak.' This movie won't just scare you, it will fuck you up for life." I want to know how the fuck the word "fuck" gets in the New York fucking Times!
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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 »

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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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