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Madhouse (1990)

PG-13 | | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wayne Tippit ...
Aeryk Egan ...
Deborah Otto ...
Mark Bringelson ...
Prick Automaton Cop
Karen Kronwell ...
Female Cop
Heather McNair ...
Karen Kelly


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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Release Date:

16 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Faites comme chez vous  »

Box Office


$21,036,771 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Dennis Miller's feature film debut. See more »


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 »


Jessie: [Through the locked bedroom door] Oh, Claudia...
Claudia: Uh, I'm not decent.
Jessie: [kicks the door open, revealing a wild, scary look yet calm demeanor] Tell me something I don't know.
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Spoofs Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »


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Written and Performed by Ron Carter
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Not a good movie but I'm giving it a 10!
5 February 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Kirstie Alley and John Larroquette get their beautiful dream house which is invaded by friends, co-workers, next door neighbors, relatives etc etc. slowly driving them crazy.

Alley and Larroquette made this when their series "Cheers" and "Night Court" were on the air and big hits. If not for that, this would have gone straight to video. The plot is old hat, production values are nonexistent and it's poorly directed. Also, ALL the humor is either sick, silly or a combo. BUT this movie makes me laugh! I've seen it at least 4 or 5 times and, I have to admit, each time I was laughing out loud. I usually hate sick humor like this but something about this movie really hits me...and I'm really surprised this got by with a PG-13--some of this humor is VERY offensive. Also Alley and Larroquette are very good and make a very pleasing couple. Dennis Miller also pops up once in a while playing the straight man (!!).

So, this is NOT a good movie. It's just a vulgar, offensive comedy...and absolutely hysterical! I recommend this highly...sort of.

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