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
Inside every normal person something is waiting to get out.
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Michelle Pfeiffer, who was dating original lead John Malkovich at the time, was attached to the female lead. When Malkovich walked off shortly before production began, Pfeiffer left as well. They were replaced by Dudley Moore and Daryl Hannah. See more
[Reading a magazine ad
"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!
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
Referenced in Heart and Souls
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Music by Michael Portis
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