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Analyze That -- Outrageous sequel to the hit comedy "Analyze This!" Mafia boss Paul Vitti, is quietly released from prison and naturally, returns to visit his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel.
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert De Niro ... Paul Vitti

Billy Crystal ... Ben Sobel

Lisa Kudrow ... Laura Sobel

Joe Viterelli ... Jelly

Cathy Moriarty ... Patti LoPresti (as Cathy Moriarty-Gentile)

Joey Diaz ... Ducks (as Joey 'Coco' Diaz)

Jerome Le Page ... Convict
Joseph Bono ... Wiseguy
Brian Rogalski ... Earl

Thomas Rosales Jr. ... Coyote
Patrick Marcune ... Prison Guard
John F. Gooding ... Prison Guard
Henry Morales-Ballet ... Prison Guard

Scott Dillin ... Prison Guard (as Scotty Dillin)
Ted Neustadt ... Rabbi

Kyle Sabihy ... Michael Sobel

Rebecca Schull ... Ben's Mother

Joyce Brothers ... Herself (as Dr. Joyce Brothers)

James Biberi ... Agent Miller

Callie Thorne ... Agent Cerrone

Firdous Bamji ... Dr. Kassam

John Finn ... Richard Chapin

David Fonteno ... Davis

Donnamarie Recco ... Sheila

Sylvia Kauders ... Aunt Esther
Kendall Pettygrove ... Brunch Guest #1
Bea Super ... Brunch Guest #2

Pat Cooper ... Masiello

Raymond Franza ... Eddie DeVol
Steven Kampmann ... Mr. Macinerny
Susie Gilder Hayes ... Mrs. Macinerny

Tom Papa ... Boyfriend

Sunny Chae ... Fiancé

Sal Cecere ... 20 Minute Man
Richard Brennan ... Steakhouse Patron

Joe Torre ... Himself
Michael Torre ... Himself

Paul Herman ... Joey Boots

Charles A. Gargano ... Maitre D'
Dino van Simco ... Dino (as Dino Van Simco)
Seth Isler ... Businessman

Reg Rogers ... Raoul Berman
Anita Durst ... Raoul's Girlfriend

Joe D'Onofrio ... Rigazzi Gunman (as Joseph D'Ononfrio)
Dave Salerno ... Rigazzi Soldier (as David Salerno)
Frank Gio ... Lou Rigazzi
Vinny Vella ... Mello (as Vinny Vella Sr.)
Alfred Sauchelli Jr. ... Mo-Mo
Frank Pietrangolare ... Tuna
Frank Aquilino ... Eddie 'Cokes'

Chris Tardio ... Enormous Bobby

William DeMeo ... Al Pacino
Joe Columbo ... LoPresti Soldier
Angelo Natoli ... LoPresti Soldier
Anthony Krosinski ... LoPresti Soldier
Nick Massi Jr. ... LoPresti Soldier

Frank Bonsangue ... LoPresti Soldier
Ralph Cefarello ... LoPresti Soldier
Joey Marzella ... Vitti Crew (as Joseph Marzella)

Phil Campanella ... Vitti Crew
Louis Fattell ... Vitti Crew
Michael Zotto ... Vitti Crew

Tony Vitucci ... Vitti Crew
Paul Cicero ... Vitti Crew (as Paul John Cicero)
Gene Di Silvio ... Vitti Crew

Gaetano LoGiudice ... Vitti Crew
Rino Vitucci ... Vitti Crew
Joseph P. Reidy ... First Assistant Director (as Joseph Reidy)

Richard Maldone ... Rigazzi Driver

Leif Riddell ... Little Caesar Soundman
Suzanne Herrington ... Drive-thru Bank Teller

Demetri Martin ... Personal Assistant (as Demitri Martin)
Michael Jannetta ... Lieutenant
Bob Cea ... Captain (as Robert Cea)

Annika Pergament ... Newscaster (voice)

Bart Tangredi ... Vitti's Father
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Shashi Balooja ... Prison Inmate (uncredited)

Diana Berry ... Little Caesar Hairdresser (uncredited)

Ty Copeman ... Car Salesman (uncredited)
Skippy D ... Inmate (uncredited)
Mary Fortune ... Little Caesar Assistant Director (uncredited)
Chris Gallego Wong ... Singing Inmate (uncredited)
Graig Guggenheim ... Vitti Crew (uncredited)

Corey Hibbert ... Singing Inmate (uncredited)

Joe James ... Club Owner (voice) (uncredited)

Diane Kimbrell ... Bar Patron (uncredited)
Chris Kiszka ... Inmate (uncredited)

Anthony LaPaglia ... Anthony Bella / Nicky Caesar (uncredited)

Gina Lynn ... Stripper (uncredited)

Evan Mathew Weinstein ... Vitti's Prop Boy (uncredited)

Moet Meira ... Trish (uncredited)
Erik-Anders Nilsson ... Restaurant Patron (uncredited)
Frederick Piña ... Extra (uncredited)

Ron Reynaldi ... Film Electrician (uncredited)
Lawrence J. Russo ... Wiseguy (uncredited)

Laura San Luis ... Stripper (uncredited)
Andy Schofield ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Michael Stever ... SWAT Team Gunman (uncredited)

Nick Taylor ... Priest (uncredited)

Bill Walters ... Sing Sing Inmate (uncredited)

Directed by
Harold Ramis 
Writing credits
Kenneth Lonergan (characters) and
Peter Tolan (characters)

Peter Steinfeld (written by) and
Harold Ramis (written by) and
Peter Tolan (written by)

Produced by
Len Amato .... executive producer
Bruce Berman .... executive producer
Chris Brigham .... executive producer
Billy Crystal .... executive producer
Suzanne Herrington .... co-producer
Barry Levinson .... executive producer
Jane Rosenthal .... producer
Laurel A. Ward .... associate producer (as Laurel Ward)
Paula Weinstein .... producer
Original Music by
David Holmes 
Cinematography by
Ellen Kuras 
Film Editing by
Andrew Mondshein 
Casting by
Ellen Chenoweth 
Production Design by
Wynn Thomas 
Art Direction by
Adam Scher  (as Adam Matthew Scher)
Set Decoration by
Beth A. Rubino  (as Beth Rubino)
Costume Design by
Aude Bronson-Howard 
Makeup Department
Kate Biscoe .... makeup artist: Ms. Kudrow (as Kate Morgan Biscoe)
Scott W. Farley .... assistant hair stylist (as Scott Farley)
William A. Farley .... hair stylist: Mr. Crystal (as Bill Farley)
Quentin Harris .... hair stylist: Ms. Kudrow
Ilona Herman .... hair stylist: Mr. De Niro
Ilona Herman .... makeup artist: Mr. De Niro
Michael Laudati .... key makeup artist
Peter Montagna .... makeup artist: Mr. Crystal
Kyra Panchenko .... assistant makeup artist
John Quaglia .... key hair stylist (as John D. Quaglia)
Christine Domaniecki .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Patricia Regan .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Amy Herman .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anne Carroll .... second assistant director: second unit
Doug Coleman .... second unit director (as Doug R. Coleman)
Jane Ferguson .... dga trainee
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
Christopher Surgent .... first assistant director: second unit (as Chris Surgent)
Christopher Surgent .... second assistant director
Amanda Taylor .... second second assistant director
Art Department
JoAnn Atwood .... on-set dresser (as Joann Atwood)
Martin Bernstein .... construction coordinator
Vivienne Culwick .... on-set scenic
Jeffrey L. Glave .... scenic charge
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master (as Robert Griffon)
Robert Griffon Jr. .... property master: second unit (as Robert Griffon)
Doug Huszti .... assistant art director (as Douglas Huszti)
Erik Knight .... art department coordinator
John McDonnell .... assistant property master (as John B. McDonnell)
Timothy Metzger .... lead
Gregory Morell .... assistant property master (as Greg Morell)
Audrey Soodoo-Raphael .... assistant art director (as Audrey Soodoo Raphael)
John Davis .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Richard Bryan Douglas .... key carpenter foreman (uncredited)
Aaron Dunsay .... shop assistant (uncredited)
Leo Holder .... graphic artist (uncredited)
Adam Jones .... scenic shop person (uncredited)
Brick Mason .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Jason Nichols .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Chuck Potter .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Aleta Shaffer .... set decoration production assistant (uncredited)
Sound Department
David Boulton .... adr mixer
Nancy Cabrera .... foley artist
Ajae Clearway .... assistant sound editor
Ryan Collison .... foley mixer
Ethan Eunson-Conn .... assistant sound editor
Robert Fernandez .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Fulton .... assistant sound editor (as Daniel 'Diego' Fulton)
Jack Haigis .... sound editor (as Jack Hagis)
Kenton Jakub .... group adr editor
Brian Langman .... sound effects editor
Lawrence Loewinger .... production sound mixer: second unit
Tommy Louie .... boom operator
Jane McCulley .... supervising adr editor
Branka Mrkic .... supervising dialogue editor (as Branka Mrkic-Tana)
Tom Nelson .... production sound mixer (as Thomas Nelson)
Eliza Paley .... sound editor
Dave Paterson .... sound editor
Mike Poppleton .... first assistant sound editor
Jacob Ribicoff .... sound editor
Jac Rubenstein .... sound editor
Mike Schmidt .... cable person (as Michael Schmidt)
Paul P. Soucek .... supervising sound editor
Reilly Steele .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Sweeney .... supervising foley editor (as William Sweeney)
Roland Vajs .... assistant adr editor
Magdaline Volaitis .... dialogue editor (as Maggie Volaitis)
Magdaline Volaitis .... sound editor
Chad Birmingham .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
Alex Raspa .... adr recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Wilfred Caban .... special effects
Carmen M. Campolo Jr. .... special effects
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects coordinator (as Steve Kirshoff)
Visual Effects by
Randall Balsmeyer .... visual effects supervisor
J. John Corbett .... visual effects (uncredited)
Manuel Rey Gonzalez .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Daniel Rubin .... digital compositor (uncredited)
Ray Abbott .... stunts
Bill Anagnos .... stunts
Jay Boryea .... stunts
Brian Burrows .... stunts
Jennifer Caputo .... stunts (as Jennifer J. Caputo)
Victor Chan .... stunts
Doug Coleman .... stunt coordinator (as Doug R. Coleman)
Blaise Corrigan .... stunts
Darrell Davis .... stunts (as Darrel Craig Davis)
Norman Douglass .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunts
Tim Gallin .... stunts
Mickey Giacomazzi .... stunts
Tony Guida .... stunts
Don Hewitt .... stunts (as Don Hewitt Sr.)
Jery Hewitt .... stunts
Jennifer Lamb .... stunts
Joanne Lamstein .... stunts
David S. Lomax .... stunts
Steve Mack .... stunts
Bob Marrocco .... stunts (as Bob Marracco)
Anna Mastroianni .... stunts
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts (as John P. McLaughlin)
Mick O'Rourke .... stunts
Chris Palermo .... stunts (as Christopher Palermo)
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Don Picard .... stunts
Jodi Michelle Pynn .... stunts
Allen Robinson .... stunts
Michael Russo .... stunts
David Shumbris .... stunts
Keith Siglinger .... stunts
Manny Siverio .... stunts
Brian Smyj .... stunts
Eileen Weisinger .... stunts
Stefanie Barry .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Donald John Hewitt .... stunt double: Chazz Palminteri (uncredited)
Chris Palermo .... stunt driver (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Braden Belmonte .... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Patrick Capone .... camera operator
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Stephen Consentino .... Steadicam operator
Stephen Consentino .... camera operator
John Coughlin .... second assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit
Jerry DeBlau .... chief lighting technician
Kenny Dodd .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Kenneth Dodd)
John Donohue .... rigging grip
David M. Dunlap .... director of photography: second unit
Jamie Fitzpatrick .... second assistant camera (as Jamie K. Fitzpatrick)
Peter Girolami .... gaffer: second unit
Brad Goss .... dolly grip
Carlos Omar Guerra .... first assistant camera (as Carlos Guerra)
Matthew Haskins .... second assistant camera
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit
Jasper Johnson .... dolly grip (as Jasper L. Johnson III)
Nils Johnson .... video playback operator
Tim Metivier .... first assistant camera (as Timothy Metivier)
Billy Miller .... key grip (as William A. Miller)
Peter Ramos .... first assistant camera: "b" camera, second unit (as Peter T. Ramos)
Kory Salomone .... second assistant camera: "a" camera, second unit (as Kory Salamone)
Jonathan P. Sibert .... best boy grip
Susan Starr .... camera operator: "a" camera, second unit (as Susan E. Starr)
David S. Tuttman .... camera operator: "b" camera, second unit (as Dave Tutman)
Bobby Vercruse .... rigging gaffer
Tom Concordia .... additional photography (uncredited)
Patrick Fontana .... electrician (uncredited)
Jendra Jarnagin .... additional electrician (uncredited)
Sal Martorano .... electrician (uncredited)
Richard Neumann .... electrician (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Douglas Pellegrino .... camera operator (uncredited)
J. Dan Wright .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Susie Farris .... casting associate
David H. Kramer .... adr voice casting (uncredited)
Anna Maniscalco .... extras casting associate (uncredited)
Jennifer Sabel .... extras casting assistant (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Arlynn Abseck .... wardrobe supervisor: second unit
Denise Andres .... wardrobe supervisor: second unit
Barbara Hause .... costume supervisor (as Barbara J. Hause)
Emily Loreto .... assistant costume designer (as Emily Loreto O'Connor)
Fionnuala M. Lynch .... additional wardrobe (as Fionnuala Lynch)
Marcie Olivi .... wardrobe: Mr. Crystal
Kevin Ritter .... wardrobe: Mr. De Niro (as Kevin M. Ritter)
Monica Ruiz-Ziegler .... costume associate (as Monica Ruiz Ziegler)
Barnaby Smith .... costume supervisor (as Barnaby P. Smith Jr.)
Susan Bakula .... costume tailor (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Ian Blume .... assistant film editor
Jennifer Davidoff Cook .... associate editor (as Jennifer A. Davidoff Cook)
John Scott Cook .... assistant film editor (as John S. Cook)
Mo Henry .... negative cutter
Gloria Kaiser .... color timer
Anne O'Brien .... first assistant film editor
Chris Patterson .... first assistant film editor
Bill Daly .... post-production executive (uncredited)
Music Department
Bob Belden .... music coordinator
Michael Dansicker .... vocal consultant
Zach Danziger .... music consultant
Stephen Hilton .... music programmer
Richard King .... orchestra mixer
Hugo Nicolson .... music mixer (as Hugo James Nicolson)
Hugo Nicolson .... music re-recordist (as Hugo James Nicolson)
Jim Schultz .... music editor
Transportation Department
Robert Buckman .... transportation co-captain (as Robert P. Buckman)
Michael Hyde .... transportation captain
Dan Buckman .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Patricia Arbelaez .... production aide
Tamara Bally .... production accountant
Nicholas R. Bell .... production aide (as Nicholas Bell)
Maria T. Bierniak .... location manager
Maria T. Bierniak .... location manager: second unit
Christian Brockey .... assistant production office coordinator
James Brodows .... production aide
Marika Cahn .... assistant: Ms. Kudrow
Al Cerullo .... helicopter pilot
Robin Chambers .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Elena Cizmaric .... office production aide
Chester Coleman .... set medic
Milan P. Duke .... production aide
Tavish Graham .... assistant: Ms. Herrington
Robert Griffon Jr. .... heist consultant (as Robert Griffon)
Nancy Herrmann .... key set production aide
Deirdre Horgan .... script supervisor: second unit
Jesse Hove .... production aide
Kristin Hyde .... production aide
Thomas Johnston .... script supervisor
Larry Kaplan .... unit publicist
Erica Kay .... production office coordinator
Linda Labov .... assistant: Ms. Weinstein
Meghan Lyvers .... assistant: Ms. Rosenthal
Ian MacGregor .... assistant location manager
Patrick McDonald .... key production aide: second unit
Patrick McDonald .... production aide
Kip Myers .... production aide
Jason Nichols .... production aide
Stuart Nicolai .... assistant location manager
Kerry O'Neill .... assistant: Ms. Rosenthal
Cynthia Onrubia .... choreographer
Judy Pursley .... assistant production accountant
Mike Reilly .... production aide (as Michael Reilly)
Ami Rothschild .... assistant: Ms. Weinstein
Stephen A. Sands .... consultant: psychology (as Stephen A. Sands, PsyD)
Henri Sann .... production aide
Daisy Schwartz .... assistant: Mr. De Niro
Carol Sidlow .... assistant: Mr. Crystal
Katina Sossiadis .... production secretary
Mason Steinberg .... assistant: Mr. Ramis
Lisa Varley .... production aide
Cindy Villa .... assistant: Ms. Rosenthal
Derek Wimble .... production aide
Nick Basile .... cutting room assistant (uncredited)
Mark Behar .... Personal Protection & Security to: for: Billy Crystal & Robert De Niro (uncredited)
Jason Block .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Alex Borys .... location assistant (uncredited)
John Carrafa .... choreographer (uncredited)
Jean Chien .... location scout (uncredited)
Don Coppola .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lauren Gale .... craft service (uncredited)
David Gross .... production assistant (uncredited)
Alexis Loughran .... assistant: Mr. De Niro (uncredited)
Jim Lovaglio .... accounting clerk (uncredited)
Matteo Masiello .... location assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Thomas Maxwell .... production assistant (uncredited)
Melissa Milo .... assistant: Mr. De Niro (uncredited)
Macall B. Polay .... payroll accountant (uncredited)
Thomas R. Polleri .... location assistant (uncredited)
Jennifer Quesenbery .... location scout (uncredited)
Jonathan Roumie .... location scout (uncredited)
Robin F. Samson .... location scout (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Analyze You" - Japan (English title)
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Rated R for language and some sexual content
96 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:12 | Canada:14A | Finland:K-11 | France:U | Germany:12 | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:12 (original rating) | Iceland:L (video rating) | Malaysia:U (cut version) | Malaysia:18PL (uncut version) | Netherlands:MG6 (DVD rating) | Netherlands:AL (original rating) | New Zealand:M | Norway:11 | Peru:14 | Philippines:PG-13 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | South Korea:12 | Sweden:11 | Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) | Switzerland:12 (canton of the Grisons) | Taiwan:PG-12 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #39431)

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Final film of Joe Viterelli.See more »
Continuity: The amount of liquid on Paul Vitti's eyebrows and nose changes between shots while Dr. Ben Sobel is preparing to inject him with saline in order to determine whether or not he is really catatonic.See more »
[first lines]
Ducks: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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4 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The Boys Are Back, and They're Good-- Yes, Yeeeees They Are--, 22 December 2002
Author: jhclues from Salem, Oregon

There was a time when `sequel' was synonymous with `less' with regards to quality, as mainly the studios wanted to capitalize on whatever was good about the original and duplicate or enhance in the follow-up the parts they `thought' were responsible for bringing in the big bucks at the box office. Which meant that usually, except in rare instances, the sequel failed to lived up to the first one and, more often than not was a huge disappointment. Happily, in the past few years that tide has seemingly turned, and as this film so aptly demonstrates, a sequel can, in fact, even surpass the original. `Analyze That,' directed by Harold Ramis, is the further adventures of Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro) and Dr. Ben Sobol (Billy Crystal), and in a word, it's a hoot. And, most importantly, this one stands on it's own; the characters are back, but the story is fresh-- it's decidedly NOT just more of the same or a rehash of `Analyze This.' As Paul Vitti himself would say about this film: `You... Yooou-- you're good, yes you are!'

All is not well with Paul Vitti, currently doing a stretch at Sing Sing; someone, it appears, wants him whacked, and it's driven him into some kind of psychotic episode from which he may never emerge if he doesn't get out of prison, and soon-- like right away. And who better to treat the `boss' than his personal therapist, Dr. Ben Sobol; or so goes the reasoning of those in high places, who actually have some ulterior motives in mind.

So Vitti is released into the custody of Dr. Sobol, who is not all that thrilled at the prospect of having a mob boss as a house guest. Even less thrilled is Sobol's wife, Laura (Lisa Kudrow). But they don't know the half of it, yet. There's a war brewing between two `families,' and Vitti, it seems, is right in the middle of it. And soon, some old faces begin showing up at the Sobol residence, like Jelly (Joe Viterelli); and if that isn't enough, the good Dr. Sobol has just been through the death of his own father, and he's grieving. And it's `a process.'

And a `process' is what brought this film so successfully to the screen, and it's gratifying, not to mention enjoyable and entertaining, when the result of a creative collaboration like this works so well. Screenwriters Peter Steinfeld, Peter Tolan and Harold Ramis crafted and delivered a script that is imaginative and fresh, and Ramis, who also directed `Analyze This,' as well as a couple of modern day comedy classics, `Caddyshack' and `National Lampoon's Vacation,' hits his stride with arguably his best work yet. His sets a perfect pace and his sense of timing has never been better. Of course it helps when you've got one of the best comedic actors in the business in there `doing lines' with the best actor-- period-- in the business. Crystal and De Niro together? Well, forgetaboudit... They take what is already great dialogue and make it ring in a way Quasimodo never dreamed possible. It's witty, extremely clever (like the reference to Ben's son, Michael, as `Clemenza') and, most importantly, FUNNY. And Ramis goes with the flow, keeping it all right on track from beginning to end. And De Niro singing? Does it GET any better than that?

As expected, De Niro slips back into his Vitti persona with facility, as does Crystal with his Sobol; the way they pick it up, as if they've been living in these guys' skins since `Analyze This,' lends credibility to the film and allows the viewer to settle in with them from the opening frames. So it's not only an entertaining film, but `user-friendly' to boot.

The single disappointment comes from the fact that the lovely Kudrow isn't afforded more screen time. She's such a welcome presence when she's on, and to her credit she makes the most of what time she's given, holding her own with her dynamic co-stars right on down the line.

A nice addition this time around is Cathy Moriarty-Gentile as new mob boss Patti LoPresti. This particular character suits her extremely well, and she runs with it; especially in her scenes with De Niro she has a captivating, commanding screen presence and it puts some real life in the exchanges between Vitti and LoPresti.

Conspicuously absent in this one, however, is Elizabeth Bracco, who did a nice job as Marie Vitti in the original. Sister of Lorraine Bracco (of TV's `Sopranos,' the hit series to which this film successfully pays homage in some key sequences and plot developments), Elizabeth seems to gravitate more toward roles in `indie' films, however, where she's carved out something of a niche for herself (as in Steve Buscemi's `Trees Lounge' in ‘96), a la Parker Posey and Catherine Keener. And though she's missed here, it's understandable; career wise, she's in good company.

The supporting cast includes Anthony LaPaglia (Tony), Joe D'Onofrio (Gunman), Richard Maldone (Joey), William DeMeo (Al Pacino), Reg Rogers (Raoul), Brian Rogalski (Earl) and Thomas Rosales Jr. (Coyote). Given the nature of the story and the characters, this film necessarily has something of an `edge' to it, but Ramis navigates the R-rated waters in a way that makes `Analyze That' funny, friendly AND highly entertaining. There are those who will say that it should all end here, on a successful note; personally, however, I'm waiting to hear that `Analyze And the Other Thing' will soon be in pre-production. As far as I'm concerned, you can never get enough of a good thing.

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