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
Milt Oberman ...
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

In the scene at the party, where the characters of "Jack Gable" and "Rachel Hedison" are dancing, John Candy and Emma Samms did the scene without doubles, although it was difficult to tell because of the distance from which it was shot. Emma Samms commented how graceful and talented of a dancer John Candy was, despite his size. See more »

Goofs

There seems to be a line missing in the dialogue between Jack Gable (John Candy) and Len (John Michael Bolger). Jack calls Len, but Len automatically knows who's talking and which car is his before Jack says anything. 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 »

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Featured in John Candy: Comic Spirit (2005) See more »

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IT'S A MAN'S, MAN'S, MAN'S WORLD
Written by James Brown and Betty Newsome
Performed by James Brown
Published by Dynatone Music
Administered by Unichappell Music Co, Inc. (BMI)/Clamike Music Co. (BMI)
Administered by Mietus Copyright Mngt.
Courtesy of PolyGram Special Products a division of PolyGram Records, Inc.
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It's...Groundhog Day! Only This Time, The Master Of Comedy, John Candy...
4 December 2002 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

John Candy made this film.

The story involves a soap opera writer (Candy) who gets knocked out, and enters his own, type-written, created world, where all the characters are alive and playing their roles - or so he thinks. They are actually living them.

So, Candy finds that whatever he writes on the 'ol typewriter happens in the world he's in, because, after all, he created it on the typewriter, right?

Built off the same foundation as "Groundhog Day," Delirious is by no means great, and not John Candy's best, (I give that to Planes, Trains and Automobiles) but it does have an actual soap opera feel to it - that cheap feel - and has some laughs along the way.

Not great, but worth watching. Candy was one of the best comedians of his time, God rest his soul...

John "Candy" Ulmer


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