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
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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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Not Based on a True Story. See more »

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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

The red sports car being auctioned is a Ferrari 250 GTO. 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

[watching a scene from "Beyond Our Dreams"]
Cable Man: Geez, what a body!
Jack Gable: Laura is more than a body.
Cable Man: Laura?
Jack Gable: Laura Claybourne, she plays Rachel.
Cable Man: Sorry, you must really follow this shit.
Jack Gable: No, I write this shit.
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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 Wheel of Fortune (1983) See more »

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SWEET LORRAINE
Written by Mitchell Parish and Cliff Burwell
Published by Mills Music, Inc. (ASCAP)
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A decent Candy vehicle
10 January 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a much more watchable film than many of the lightweight vehicles Candy took part in in his post-SCTV career. His part could have been played by any number of comic actors, but John steps in and gives it his best shot. He's always fun to watch on screen, and he has a good time here without going over the top, which he tended to do.

DELIRIOUS is a weird mixture of Groundhog Day, Soapdish, and various Rod Serling scripts in which the characters in a story are being controlled by someone at a typewriter. It's a workable premise, and the actors make the most of the stock soap opera characters they play. David Rasche, Emma Samms, Raymond Burr et al were well-chosen for their parts. Bit parts by Robert Wagner and Marvin Kaplan (the voice of Choo-Choo on TOP CAT) are also memorable. Mariel Hemingway takes some flak on this comment board for her part, but she seemed suited for the role and moved smoothly from her gawky character to the soap opera "devil woman." This is a pleasant comedy but not as consistently funny as SOAPDISH. The script by veteran writers of Gilligan's Island and Bewitched suffers from a lot of unnecessary "language" (for what could otherwise be a family film) but moves along at a brisk pace (except for the longish horse-riding scenes).


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