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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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Young Vitti Sr.
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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>

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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)  »

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Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$18,383,507 (USA) (5 March 1999)

Gross:

$106,694,016 (USA) (16 July 1999)
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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 »

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When the Jeep rear-ends the Lincoln, the dashboard lights are all off, indicating the headlights are off. Outside of the vehicle, the lights are all on. See more »

Quotes

Boss Paul Vitti: Whoever did that thing to you-know-who, that good friend of mine, they're trying to do that to me now, and I'm having a lot of feelings about that. And I'm... and I'm trying to get some... some...
Dr. Ben Sobel: [whispering] "Closure"
Boss Paul Vitti: ...closure on that, ya know?
Primo: What kind of feelings?
Boss Paul Vitti: I'm... I'm very angry, I'm feeling very angry about that. I'm... I'm really... uh... I'm enraged, I'm feeling very, very mad about that.
Primo: So why are you telling me?
Boss Paul Vitti: Why am I telling you? Like you don't know nothing about it, huh?...
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The Best Is Yet To Come
Written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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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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