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Lunatics: A Love Story (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  September 1991 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Hank Stone (as Theodore Raimi)
Ray / Mad Brain Surgeon
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 <>

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


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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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Great Film.
17 February 1999 | by (Cuyahogs Falls, Ohio) – See all my reviews

This just has to be one of the funniest films ever, and nobody ever talks about it. I was lucky to have stayed up one night and had Showtime on, and this film was on. When I saw the Raimi family had something to do with this film, I knew I had better watch it, and I did. Now I own it and watch it all the time. This is a great film. On a scale of 1 to 10 this is a rare but well needed 10!

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