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Delirious (1991)

PG  |   |  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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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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Cable Man
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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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A Comedy about a Soap Opera Writer Who's Typing without a Ribbon See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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9 August 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Delirante  »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,546,827 (USA)
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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 »

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References National Geographic Specials (1965) See more »

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DELIRIOUS
Written by Prince (as Prince Nelson)
Performed by Prince
Published by Controversy Music
Administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Vintage Emma Samms
19 October 2000 | by (Hendersonville,TN) – See all my reviews

Emma Samms looks great in this movie and shines in it despite the fact that this is a comedy.Best known for drama,she plays herself acting in a soap opera,and then plays the character her character plays.Oh yeah,this is a John Candy film,too. He plays the writer of the soap who then gets trapped in it.He then discovers that he can still control the reality of the show with the typewriter that created it and that he brought along.Losing out on the several erotic possibilities he could of done,he instead finds true love with Mariel Hemingway.In short,what could have been a great movie parodying soaps becomes a so-so fantasy that I for one wish could happen to me.This film is a must for fans of either Samms or Candy.


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