A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an excess stock of stress. Written by
The Mercedes that chases Paul and Ben had to be modified for filming, since that brand of car does not swerve very well in high-speed pursuits. See more »
In the scene where Paul Vitti is working in the jewelry store, the last shot shows Paul wearing a yarmulke as he turns away from the camera. However, he is clearly not wearing the yarmulke in previous shots when the back of his head is visible. See more »
How did he know about the money? And how did he know that Tony Cisco got popped? We didn't find out about it till this morning.
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There are outtakes shown during the end credits. See more »
Analyze This had an element of novelty and a generous dose of humor. Lacking the novelty due to its sequelhood, Analyze That tries to compensate by making forays into the psyche of Dr. Ben Sobol (Billy Crystal) as well as a little more (very little) analysis of mobster Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro). The psychology angle is not given much time or emphasis, but I suppose director Harold Ramis should get a couple of points for making a token effort.
The film is pretty funny and worth seeing, but doesn't really offer us anything new. This is forgivable, though, because Crystal and De Niro are entertaining enough to carry the picture. Overall, I'd recommend it -- it's funny and watchable and the two leads are very good.
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