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Lunatics: A Love Story (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | September 1991 (USA)
In the seedy part of Los Angeles, a man who writes poetry has spent six months without leaving his apartment because of his paranoid delusions involving sadistic doctors, rappers, and ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Stone (as Theodore Raimi)
Ray / Mad Brain Surgeon / Mikhail Gorbachev
George Aguilar ...
Brian McCree ...
Eddy Roumaya ...
Michelle Stacey ...
Billboard Woman
John Hardy ...
Mr. Jackson
Anna Aycox ...
Carol Vernon ...
Mrs. Rabinowitz
Josefa Rigial ...
Mrs. Ramiriz
Philip A. Gillis ...
Desk Clerk
Reginald 'Motsi Ski' Abrams ...
Rapper #1
Robert 'M.C.' Lee Walker ...
Rapper #2
Wilbert Lawrence 'Duncan' Hines ...
Rapper #3


In the seedy part of Los Angeles, a man who writes poetry has spent six months without leaving his apartment because of his paranoid delusions involving sadistic doctors, rappers, and spiders. A woman who seems to jinx things by wanting to help is dumped by her boyfriend and finds herself penniless on the streets, and soon runs afoul of a local gang. Due to a telephone glitch, the man calls her at a phone booth trying to dial a "talk line" and invites her to his place. There they must help each other to overcome their respective problems. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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You have to be a little crazy to fall in love. Hank's downright insane.


Comedy | Drama | Romance


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September 1991 (USA)  »

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...gia desimo!  »

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$650,000 (estimated)

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Shot in 1989, not released until 1991. See more »


Referenced in My Name Is Bruce (2007) See more »


Strangers in the Night
Music by Bert Kaempfert
Lyrics by Charles Singleton, Eddie Snyder
Courtesy of Champion Music
Performed by Michael Dees
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Josh Becker, genius
18 August 2005 | by (Buenos Aires, Argentina) – See all my reviews

Lunatics is a great example of how you can tell a sensitive, funny, crazy story with two basic sets. You can have not the millions of Spielberg, but you can make a good movie with a good story.

The day every time in Hollywood come back from nonsense to senses, they realize that is a guy named Josh Becker, the director of this movie. Becker's films are really clever, funny, and change something in you. I am his fan from that night some years ago when I see "Lunatics" in TV.

Then I did think he was some Sam Raimi sidekick, but NO. Becker is the original thing, he's real real, and love the cinema how nobody more in the world. If you is a wannabe of filmmaker go to his site and read his manifesto, "Dogma 2006". He's our great hope for better movies. Becker's better.

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