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

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$18,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,546,827 (USA)
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Trivia

The opening shots in New York City include the Sbarro's Restaurant at the corner of West 33rd Street. See more »

Goofs

When Jack (John Candy) gives Rachel (Emma Samms) a ride, Dr. Kirkwood (David Rasche) notices on his beeper he's needed in surgery, but in the next scene, he's at the Hedison Mansion with Carter Hedison (Raymond Burr). See more »

Quotes

Jack Gable: He's operating on people? He's an actor! Not even a good one!
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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 Wheel of Fortune (1983) 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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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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