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Madhouse (1990)

 -  Comedy  -  16 February 1990 (USA)
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The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.

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Mark and Jessie Bannister have a problem. Actually, SEVERAL problems. Namely his cousins, her sister and nephew, and the neighbours next door. All this, problems at work and a cat that keeps coming back from the dead. Written by Brad H. Yasuda <b_yasuda@hotmail.com>

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The bad news is you have houseguests. There is no good news.

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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

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La casa loca  »

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$21,036,771 (USA)
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Dennis Miller's feature film debut. See more »

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When Mark and Jessie hear the message from Dr. Penix on the answering machine, the machine is not plugged into the phone line. See more »

Quotes

Claudia: He barely knows I'm alive, he cut my allowance.
Jessie Bannister: He cut her allowance, honey!
Mark Bannister: To what? $9000.00 a month?
Claudia: He makes me drive his old Jaguar.
Jessie Bannister: Now Claudia, some people have worse problems.
Claudia: Like Who?
Jessie Bannister: Like people who don't have cars.
Claudia: Who cares about them!
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Excellent feel-good screwball comedy which will leave you smiling!
28 February 2007 | by (Chantilly, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

MADHOUSE, in my opinion, is an excellent feel-good screwball comedy which will leave you smiling! If I had to deal with a bunch of uninvited guests the way that Mark (John Larroquette) and Jessie (Kirstie Alley) did, I would go just as crazy as they did. Still, I say it's always a good idea to be a good Samaritan. Last night, before I had to leave to go somewhere, I watched half of this, and this morning, I watched the whole thing, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I even purchased it last night. Anyway, if you want to know what kind of mayhem ensues, see the movie for yourself. I guarantee you that you will have a smile on your face afterward.


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