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Analyze This (1999)

 -  Comedy | Crime  -  5 March 1999 (USA)
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A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one-patient is an insecure mob boss.

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'50s Gangster (as Kresimir Novakovic)
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Young Vitti Sr.
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Dominic Manetta (as Joe Rigano)
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Jimmy Boots (as Richard Castellano)
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Dr. Isaac Sobel
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Storyline

Ben Sobol, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up their heart, his parents don't want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients' problems don't challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti's cars. The exchange of Ben's business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet. Now, Ben Sobol feels somewhat challenged, as his wedding is soon, his only patient keeps him busy by regarding Ben's duty as a 24 hour standby and the feds keep forcing him to spy on Paul Vitti. And how do you treat a patient who usually solves problems with a gun? Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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New York's most powerful gangster is about to get in touch with his feelings. YOU try telling him his 50 minutes are up.

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Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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5 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Analízame  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£908,002 (UK) (24 September 1999)

Gross:

£4,052,424 (UK) (29 October 1999)
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Original director Richard Loncraine quit over creative differences. See more »

Goofs

When they are walking on the beach they cast long shadows to their right indicating early morning. Other shots show small shadows meaning noontime. See more »

Quotes

Primo: Everybody knows there's been this thing between me and Paul Vitti for a long time.
Dr. Ben Sobel: Which thing are you talking about? The first thing or the second thing?
Primo: What second thing? I only know one thing.
Dr. Ben Sobel: Hey, how can we bring up the first thing if we're not gonna talk about the second thing. Did you talk to the guy?
Primo: What guy?
Dr. Ben Sobel: The guy with the thing!
Primo: What thing? What the fuck are you talking about?
Dr. Ben Sobel: How should I know? You brought it up.
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References The Bugs Bunny Show (1960) See more »

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M'appari tutt'amor
(from Martha)
Written by Friedrich von Flotow
Performed by Luciano Pavarotti
Accompanied by John Wustman
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited
By Arrangement with Universal Film & TV Music
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A Fine Comedy Treat
11 February 2006 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Analyze this is a fine movie, with a great cast of likable characters and an interesting storyline. Billy Crystal plays Ben Sobel a psycho-therapist who practises in the shadow of his brilliant father, and is due to marry the woman of his dreams (Lisa Kudrow). Robert De Niro plays Paul Vitti, a mafia crime boss who is struggling with his emotions and his libido. This satirical slant on the classic mobster movies is excellently played out by Crystal and De Niro, who form a formidable comedy duo, with plenty of laughs.

Rated 15 'Analyze This' doesn't shy away from profanity and violence, ensuring that it fits into the mobster theme seamlessly, delivering us a highly enjoyable movie without offending fans of the mobster genre.

8/10


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