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Crazy People (1990)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 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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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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Winner of 107 Academy Awards.* (* awarded by the Academy of Eternal Optimists) See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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Les fous de la pub  »

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$13,236,513 (USA)
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Cinematographer Victor J. Kemper replaced D.O.P. Bill Butler as director of photography. See more »

Quotes

[Drucker is being interviewed on Larry King's TV program]
Charles Drucker: Total honesty in advertising began as a vision I had when I was a young ad man in Milwaukee...
Emory Leeson: I don't believe that jerk!
Saabs: I like Larry King!
Emory Leeson: I'm talking about Drucker! He took all the credit!
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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 Heart and Souls (1993) See more »

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BRANDENBURG CONCERTO No 5 - ALLEGRO
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Karl Richter and his Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Teldec Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Forget France - Come to Greece. We're Nicer.
3 March 1999 | by (Lake Havasu, Arizona) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie back when it was in theatres, and busted up laughing when I saw it, it can make an excellent addition to your home video collection. It makes you wonder whether advertisers in real life should start acting like the ones in the film... "Forget France - Come to Greece. We're Nicer."


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