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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Alvin Sargent (story) &
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Release Date:
17 May 1991 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Bob's a special kind of friend. The kind that drives you crazy!
Plot:
A successful psychotherapist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a manipulative, obsessively compulsive narcissist, tracks him down during his family vacation. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Only a 6.7?! See more (161 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bill Murray ... Bob Wiley

Richard Dreyfuss ... Dr. Leo Marvin

Julie Hagerty ... Fay Marvin

Charlie Korsmo ... Sigmund 'Siggy' Marvin

Kathryn Erbe ... Anna Marvin

Tom Aldredge ... Mr. Guttman
Susan Willis ... Mrs. Guttman
Roger Bowen ... Phil
Fran Brill ... Lily Marvin
Brian Reddy ... Carswell Fensterwald, M.D.

Doris Belack ... Dr. Catherine Tomsky
Melinda Mullins ... Marie Grady
Marcella Lowery ... Betty, Switchboard Operator
Margot Welch ... Gwen, Switchboard Operator
Barbara Andres ... Claire, Dr. Marvin's Secretary

Aida Turturro ... Prostitute
Stuart Rudin ... Crazy Man in New York Street
Cortez Nance Jr. ... Lobby Doorman

Lori Tan Chinn ... Bus Driver
Dennis Scott ... Motorcycle Cop (as Dennis R. Scott)
Charles Thomas Baxter ... Nursing Home Guard
Donald J. Lee Jr. ... Nursing Home Attendant

Reg E. Cathey ... Howie, 'Good Morning America' Director
Tom Stechschulte ... Lennie, 'Good Morning America' Producer
Russell Bobbitt ... Good Morning America Crew Member

Richard Fancy ... Minister

Joan Lunden ... TV Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
April Cantor ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Frank Oz 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Alvin Sargent (story) &
Laura Ziskin (story)

Tom Schulman (screenplay)

Produced by
Bernard Williams .... co-producer
Laura Ziskin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Miles Goodman 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus 
 
Film Editing by
Anne V. Coates 
 
Casting by
Glenn Daniels 
 
Production Design by
Leslie Dilley  (as Les Dilley)
 
Art Direction by
Jack Blackman 
 
Set Decoration by
Anne Kuljian 
 
Costume Design by
Bernie Pollack 
 
Makeup Department
Fern Buchner .... makeup artist: New York
Mary Burton .... makeup assistant
Deborah La Mia Denaver .... hair stylist: Mr. Murray
Romaine Greene .... hair stylist: New York
Susan V. Kalinowski .... hair stylist: Mr. Dreyfuss (as Susan Kalinowski)
Emanuel Millar .... hair stylist
Matthew W. Mungle .... makeup artist (as Matthew Mungle)
Dorothy J. Pearl .... makeup artist: Mr. Murray
 
Production Management
David Anderson .... unit production manager
Jennifer Ogden .... unit production manager: New York
David Hoberman .... executive in charge of production: Walt Disney Studios (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Cyd Adams .... second second assistant director
Donald J. Lee Jr. .... second assistant director
James W. Skotchdopole .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Russell Bobbitt .... property master
Daren Dochterman .... junior illustrator
Roger G. Fortune .... set designer (as Roger Fortune)
Douglas Fox .... property master
Steven Gamiello .... lead man: New York (as Steven R. Gamiello)
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master: New York (as Robert J. Griffon Jr.)
Donald G. Helderle .... construction foreman (as Don Helderle)
Carol Joffe .... set decorator: New York
Beth Kuhn .... art director: New York
Frank B. Nieves .... construction foreman (as Frank Nieves)
Ken Scaife .... construction coordinator (as Kenneth Scaife)
Wayne Shepherd .... lead man
Jonathan Bobbitt .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Michael R. Clark .... painter (uncredited)
Michael A. Contreraz .... laborer (uncredited)
Julie B. Crum .... greens department (uncredited)
Jennifer Dawson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Scott De Shields .... construction coordinator: reshoots (uncredited)
Jea DeVoe .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Joseph Perugini .... plasterer foreman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Andrew Adams .... cable person
Bruce Bell .... foley mixer (as Bruce R. Bell)
Denis Blackerby .... dubbing recordist
Liz Carlin .... assistant sound editor
John K. Carr .... sound editor (as John Carr)
David Grannis .... assistant sound editor
Catherine Harper .... foley artist
Devon Heffley Curry .... adr editor (as Devon Curry)
Pieter Hubbard .... sound editor
David J. Hudson .... sound re-recording mixer
Doc Kane .... adr mixer
Kim Maitland .... boom operator: New York
Kenneth C. Mantlo .... boom operator (as Ken Mantlo)
Mel Metcalfe .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Phillips .... supervising sound editor
John Phillips .... sound editor
Terry Porter .... sound re-recording mixer
Hal Sanders .... sound editor
Scott Shadden .... assistant sound editor
Edward M. Steidele .... foley artist (as Edward Steidele)
Robert Warwick .... sound editor
Ed White .... sound mixer
Robert Gramaglia .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Vincent Zabaly .... sound transfer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Richard O. Helmer .... special effects supervisor
 
Stunts
Bobby Burns .... stunts
Michael Steve Jones .... stunts
Jim Kindelon .... stunts
Dennis Scott .... stunt coordinator (as Dennis R. Scott)
Steve Hart .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Abramson .... key grip
Florian Ballhaus .... first assistant camera
Darrell Blevins .... grip
Arthur Blum .... dolly grip
Jerry DeBlau .... gaffer: New York
Randy Downey .... lamp operator
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip: New York
Dave Gillespie .... grip
Nils Johnson .... video assist operator
Jay Kemp .... lamp operator (as Jay Douglas Kemp)
Craig Kohtala .... best boy grip
Jack Kohtala .... grip
Bobby Mancuso .... second assistant camera
Greg Martin .... grip (as Greg M. Martin)
Charlie McIntyre .... lamp operator (as Charles H. McIntyre III)
Robert W. Meyers .... rigging gaffer
Peter John Petraglia .... best boy: New York
Ronald J. Pure Jr. .... lamp operator (as Ronald Joe Pure Jr.)
John 'Fest' Sandau .... assistant chief lighting technician
Steve Sanderson .... camera trainee
Larry Thomas .... lamp operator
James R. Tynes .... chief lighting technician (as Jim Tynes)
David M. Walsh .... additional photographer
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer
David Knox .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Sal Martorano .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
William Dean .... extras casting
Jill Greenberg .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Marie Boller .... costumer (as Marie Kaderback)
Jennifer Butler .... costumer: Mr. Murray
David Dumais .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Julie Glick .... costumer (as Julie Lynn Glick)
Hugo Peña .... costume supervisor
Susan J. Wright .... wardrobe supervisor: New York
 
Editorial Department
Christopher Cibelli .... assistant film editor
James Garrett .... assistant film editor (as James A. Garrett)
James D.R. Hickox .... assistant film editor
Sandy Isaac .... post-production coordinator
Bob Kaiser .... color timer (as Robert Kaiser)
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Adam P. Scott .... apprentice film editor
 
Music Department
Oscar Castro-Neves .... additional orchestrator
Sandy DeCrescent .... orchestra contractor
Nancy Fogarty .... music editor
Darlene Koldenhoven .... vocal contractor
Joel Moss .... music mixer
Joel Moss .... music recordist
Thomas Pasatieri .... additional orchestrator
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
George Doering .... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher .... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Matt Walker .... music executive (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Randy Burke .... transportation captain
Harry J. Leavey .... transportation captain: New York (as Harry Leavey)
James Sweeney .... transportation captain: New York (as Jim Sweeney)
Gaston Veilleux .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Mark A. Baker .... location manager: New York
Audrey Bamber .... assistant: Mr. Dreyfuss
Charles Bartlett .... adr voice
Charles Thomas Baxter .... location manager (as Charles Baxter)
Farley Blackman .... boat master
Rafe Blasi .... unit publicist
Ruth Britt .... adr voice
Joseph Chapman .... adr voice
Ritchie Copenhaver .... assistant location manager
Greg Finley .... adr voice
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Javier Grajeda .... adr voice
Wendi Haas .... production coordinator: New York
Barbara Harris .... adr voice (as Barbara Iley)
Scott Harris .... production assistant
Rosanna Huffman .... adr voice
Judith Jennings .... location teacher
Jack Kandel .... adr voice
Lisa Lynn Kearsley .... production coordinator
Carlyle King .... adr voice
Daamen J. Krall .... adr voice (as Daamen Krall)
Marsha Kramer .... adr voice
Timothy Lee .... production assistant
Marci Levine .... first assistant accountant
Susan Malerstein .... script supervisor
Susan V. McConnell .... assistant production coordinator
Susan Napoli .... adr voice (as Stephani Ryan)
David Randolph .... adr voice
Noreen Reardon .... adr voice
Ilyse A. Reutlinger .... assistant: Mr. Murray (as Ilyse Reutlinger)
Candisse Reynolds .... craft service
Blair Richwood .... assistant: Laura Ziskin
Diana Schmidt .... assistant: Mr. Oz (as Diana D. Schmidt)
Gary Schwartz .... adr voice
Vernon Scott .... adr voice
Tandi Slater .... production accountant
Dana Williams .... production coordinator
Betty Chin .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Letty Gray .... production office (uncredited)
Michael McGee .... production assistant (uncredited)
Jacobus Rose .... production executive (uncredited)
Kira Willoughby .... caterer: special dessert catering (uncredited)
Derek J. Young .... additional voice (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
99 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The name of the American television show that visited Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) whilst on vacation was "Good Morning America" (1975).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the scene where Dr. Leo Marvin is receiving a traffic ticket from a NH State Trooper, the trim on the Trooper's uniform is yellow/gold. In fact, NH State Police uniforms have green piping on the pockets and epaulets of the shirt, and a green stripe on the outside leg of the pants.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Bob Wiley:I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful... I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful... I feel good, I feel great, I feel wonderful...
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Good Morning America ThemeSee more »

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20 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
Only a 6.7?!, 30 May 2008
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

Gee,...considering this is probably Bill Murray's funniest comedy and it is rated so poorly, no wonder he's recently taken to making odd and very unfunny movies. After all, with WHAT ABOUT BOB?, GROUNDHOG DAY and THE MAN WHO KNEW TOO LITTLE, he was responsible for probably three of the top comedies of the 1990s...yet all are rated relatively low on IMDb. I just don't get it.

Bob is one of the most annoying and compulsive patients any psychiatrist can have. He's needy, histrionic and sneaky, so when his brand-new therapist goes on vacation, Bob connives to find Dr. Monroe and vacation with him and the family! Now this stalking behavior isn't particularly funny, but what makes this such a great comedy is that Dr. Monroe is a sanctimonious and pompous jerk and it's fun to watch Bob make Monroe's life miserable!! Plus, unlike some comedies that let up, in this film every time you think things can't get worse for Dr. Monroe--they do!! This makes for a funny and deliciously black film--one that can't help much make you chuckle.

By the way, I was a psychotherapist and now teach psychology instead of work with patients. When the film came out, many of my colleagues were scared to death by the film because it did hit close to home, while others thought it hilarious. Having never had a patient like Bob, I guess it was pretty easy for me to laugh at the whole thing!

I have to go now--I'm about to teach my class about "death therapy".

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