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Delirious (1991)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  9 August 1991 (USA)
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A soap opera writer gets hit on the head and wakes up as a character in his own show.

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Cast

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Janet Dubois / Louise
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Rachel Hedison / Laura Claybourne
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Carter Hedison
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Blake Hedison
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Ty Hedison
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Nurse Helen Caldwell
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Mickey
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Lou Sherwood
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Arlene Sherwood
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Fetterman
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Cable Man
Tony Steedman ...
Edward the Butler
John Michael Bolger ...
Len (as John Bolger)
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Storyline

Jack is the head writer for a successful soap opera, and he's sweet on the show's star, lovely Laura. It's easy for everyone but Jack to see that she's playing him for a sap. But a conk on the head brings Jack some new insights - and some new powers. He finds himself in Ashford Falls, site of his fictional soap opera -- and everything he writes comes true! It's a fantastic opportunity to get Rachel, Laura's character, to fall in love with him. But life isn't easy even in the fictional world, and even when you're the author! Written by Rick Munoz <rick.munoz@his.com>

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A Comedy about a Soap Opera Writer Who's Typing without a Ribbon

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Comedy | Fantasy

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9 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Delirante  »

Box Office

Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,546,827 (USA)
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Trivia

Raymond Burr's final appearance in a theatrical film. See more »

Goofs

All of the main characters attend an auction under a banner dated "Saturday, April 14." Later in the day, Carter Hedison goes home to wait for the cable guy and watches a college football game between Harvard and Yale. However, college football is played in the fall, not the spring. See more »

Quotes

Jack Gates: I have to go to... Cleveland? Jesus, I hate Cleveland!
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits appear as if they are being typed on a typewriter, including some mistakes (cross-outs, use of white out, etc.). See more »

Connections

References Leave It to Beaver (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

BEYOND OUR WILDEST DREAMS
Written by Jim Peterik (as Jim Peterick) and Cliff Eidelman
Performed by John Melnick
Published by Easy Action Music (ASCAP) and U/A Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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John Candy's best... Hilarious all the way through...
13 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

I can watch this movie over and over and never get tired (then again, I haven't ever tried watching it 10 times in a row in the same day)... Candy does his own sort of persona with his trademark charm without getting annoying, and the way the film turns constantly as he tries to solve his dilemma is great (particularly when he starts to write while drunk). Not a masterpiece by any standard, but a fun flick...


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