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Analyze This (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 1999 (USA)
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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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>

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Taglines:

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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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,383,507 (USA) (7 March 1999)

Gross:

$106,885,658 (USA)
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Trivia

The sharks in the tank in which Billy Crystal was thrown into were actually digitally added in post-production; they were NOT real sharks. See more »

Goofs

FBI agents are shown participating in the 1957 Appalachian raid. In that year, J. Edgar Hoover's FBI's policy was that the Mafia did not exist, so no federal agents were involved in the raid, which was conducted by New York state troopers only. See more »

Quotes

[Paul is anxious about his impotence]
Dr. Ben Sobel: I have to say, not being able to perform three or four times...
Boss Paul Vitti: Eight times.
Dr. Ben Sobel: ...eight times, is not catastrophic.
Boss Paul Vitti: Well, maybe not to you, look at you. But if I can't get it up, that makes me less of a man, and I can't have that. In my world I deal with animals, Doctor. They may seem dumb to an educated guy like you, but make no mistake, Doctor, animals are very cunning, and they sense weakness.
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Connections

References RoboCop (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Good Vibrations
Written by Mark Wahlberg, Amir Shakir, Donnie Wahlberg and Dan Hartman
Performed by Mark Wahlberg (as Marky Mark) and The Funky Bunch
Featuring Loleatta Holloway
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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"Nobody helps Paul Vitti"
12 December 2004 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

A complete comedy farce. Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal are both great fun and so is Joe Viterelli as De Niro's hilarious security guard Jelly. It is amusing. Nothing is wrong with the film accept its language. No one should complain about its content. Its content is meant to be funny. When mobster Paul Vitti(De Niro) is suffering anxiety attacks for some odd reason, he sees a shrink named Ben Sobel(Crystal) to solve his tragedys and ways to move through the mob. The idea is small and it stretches out too far but its still great fun. To me this is De Niro's best comic performance of all. The most hilarious part in the film has to be where Crystal is in the church getting hugged by a stranger. An 8.3/10.


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