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Analyze This (1999)

R | | 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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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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'50s Gangster (as Kresimir Novakovic)
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Young Vitti Sr.
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Joseph Rigano ...
Dominic Manetta (as Joe Rigano)
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Richard C. Castellano ...
Jimmy Boots (as Richard Castellano)
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Nicky Shivers
Frank Pietrangolare ...
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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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 water fountain Paul Vitti gives Dr. Sobel as a wedding present is 40 feet tall and has a diameter of 24 feet. 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

[when two hit men attack Paul and Ben in a junkyard, Ben grabs Paul's gun and blindly shoots back - he straightens up and sees two dead men]
Dr. Ben Sobel: J-Jelly? Did I do that?
Jelly: No, Doc. That one's mine. You got the '72 Chevy, and the Amana side-by-side refrigerator-freezer.
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Connections

Referenced in Mike & Mike: Episode dated 25 February 2014 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)
Written by Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay, Harry B. Smith,
Ted Snyder and Francis Wheeler
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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Uproarously funny comedy,moments of absolute hilarity.
2 April 2000 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Analyze This is not one of the best comedies ever,but it's certainly one of the best,inventive and most original in a long while.The script and comic timing are an ingenius success,and it's also intelligently compact,giving it little room to become ponderous and repetitive.Veteran gangster stars Chazz Palmenteri and Robert DeNiro gleefully lampoon their nasty gangster roles,to both chilling and uproarously funny effect.In the scenes where his charecter cries,DeNiro manages to stir up the emotions,but because he and his henchmen have such repulsive attitudes towards everyone,it's hard to like them,a detrimental thing in a comedy.The Italian-American's chemistry with co star Billy Crystal probably was'nt the most inspired or clever ever ,and Lisa Kudrow,not an overly talented performer anyway,is unintentionally wasted here in a mostly pointless role,and,like DeNiro,her relationship with Crystal is'nt the easiest to digest.Despite these minor hiccups however,AT is a hugely superior comic success ,with moments of absolute laugh out loud hilarity,and moments to touch the heart.Very impressive.****


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