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Delirious (1991)

PG | | Comedy, Fantasy | 9 August 1991 (USA)
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
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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 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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The Ferrari was a replica 250 GTO made from a Datsun 240Z by the same company that made the replica FFerraris for the Miami Vice TV series. See more »

Goofs

The movie establishes the fact that the creation of the series and the world within the series are occurring almost concurrently; a writer can be seen typing the lines Rachel (Emma Samms) and Dr. Kirkwood (Dr. Rasche) are later saying. Yet, Carter Hedison (Raymond Burr) is in the hospital in the portrayal and at home running his business at the same time. 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

Referenced in Entertainment Tonight: Episode dated 6 March 1991 (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Close to being a really good comedy, just fizzles to much in areas.
12 January 2010 | by See all my reviews

This John Candy movie had potential to be a really funny comedy, perhaps one of his best movies where he is the lead star and there is not a Steve Martin or Dan Aykroyd to back him up. However, the film just is not funny enough in areas of this film and it can not seem to build up any steam so I have to say this one pales to another purely John Candy film "Who's Harry Crumb" as that one may have been sort of a "Fletch" copycat still maintained the laughs all the way through the film while this one just loses its luster by having one to many unfunny scenes. The story is about a writer on a soap opera who is obsessed a bit with one of the star attractions going on a trip with said star. She is basically playing him because at this point he is the only real reason she is still on the show as the makers of the soap wanted her killed off long ago for being so difficult. Well an accident happens and when Candy's character comes to he is actually in the soap opera he writes for which makes for some funny stuff. Unfortunately, the character he yearns for is seemingly headed for death, but Candy's character quickly realizes that with a typewriter he can make things happen to his liking in this strange world he has entered. Like I said at times this movie is really funny and it is nice to watch Raymond Burr in one of his final roles, but to many times this film is just not all that funny.


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