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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 »

Goofs

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 »

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[repeated line]
Jessie BannisterMark Bannister: Jiggle the handle.
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Madhouse? More like a nut-house to me!
7 June 2006 | by (WILMINGTON, NC) – See all my reviews

I thought I had bad house guests, this movie proves otherwise. It's totally insane and totally outrageous form start to finish. The cast of the movie were great, John Laroqutte of "Night Court" fame and Kirstie Alley of "Cheers" fame make up a good team of a couple who seem to can't enjoy the privacy of their own home. The first guests are Fred(John Diehl, "Miami Vice") and his domineering wife Bernice(Jessica Lundy). Fred lost his job, got travelers checks from a hustler, everything happens to him are in shambles. The only problem that bothered the Bannisters weren't the mooching family and guests is their own toilet. The one time they had a intimacy together is when Jessie did her little striptease to Mark. That scene is memorable, always. Then the gold-digging sister of Jessie's Claudia(Alison La Placa) moves in. OH BOY! Not even worse Mark's nephew moves in, gets to work with Mark, but he was into drug dealing. When all this mess starts embroiling in, the Bannisters start to throw down the gloves, and say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!" What do they do? throw out all the moochers, they do get an apology from the Police so that's a load off their chest. And Jessie showed off her chest as well to her snooty sister. I wouldn't mess with Jessie Bannister. This movie was funny, I couldn't find anything else to say after wards, that it's downright hilarious! Watch it and see it for yourself. Rating 4 out of 5 stars.


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