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Crazy People (1990)

R | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Bachman
Alan North ...
Dick Cusack ...
Floyd Vivino ...
Eddie Aris
Dr. Liz Baylor
Ben Hammer ...
Dr. Koch
David Packer ...
Mark Olander


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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A comedy about truth in advertising. See more »




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Release Date:

13 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les fous de la pub  »

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$13,236,513 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Four of the advertising blurbs in the movie said (1) "SONY. Because Caucasians are just too damn tall" ; (2) "CONTINENTAL EXPRESS. We'll Screw Them To Get Your Package There On Time" ; (3) "METAMUCIL. It helps you go to the toilet. If you don't use it, you'll get cancer and die" and (4) "QUAKER OATS. Does This Cereal Taste Great? Who knows. But At Least The Box IS Cute. Quaker Oats. Old Fashioned. 100% Natural". See more »


Kathy: Hold me. Please hold me.
Emory Leeson: I am holding you.
Kathy: I know, but it's a woman thing. I have to say it.
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A disclaimer appears stating, "Characters in this film do not depict persons with mental illnesses. Mental illness is a serious disease which affects many millions of people." See more »


References Tremors (1990) See more »


by Cal DeVoll
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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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