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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.

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Kenneth Lonergan (story), Peter Tolan (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Paul Vitti
Billy Crystal ... Dr. Ben Sobel
Lisa Kudrow ... Laura MacNamara Sobel
Chazz Palminteri ... Primo Sidone
Kresh Novakovic ... '50s Gangster (as Kresimir Novakovic)
Bart Tangredi ... Young Vitti Sr.
Michael Straka ... Young Dominic Manetta
Joseph Rigano Joseph Rigano ... Dominic Manetta (as Joe Rigano)
Joe Viterelli ... Jelly
Richard C. Castellano Richard C. Castellano ... Jimmy Boots (as Richard Castellano)
Molly Shannon ... Caroline
Max Casella ... Nicky Shivers
Frank Pietrangolare Frank Pietrangolare ... Tuna
Kyle Sabihy Kyle Sabihy ... Michael Sobel
Bill Macy ... 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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Analízame See more »

Filming Locations:

Bal Harbour, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,383,507, 7 March 1999

Gross USA:

$106,885,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,885,658
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert De Niro picked out the shirt collars used by Vitti and his crew. See more »

Goofs

The two mermaids in the pool at the back of the bar are shown wearing goggles in some shots but not in others. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ben Sobel: [not watching the road] Does your mother ever talk about *anything* else or is it me 24 hours a day?
Dr. Ben Sobel: [crashes] Oh, shit! This is your mother's fault. It's like voodoo. She knows where I am every second.
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Connections

Referenced in Instant Mom: Babysit This (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Credo
from "Messe Agatange"
Performed by Jean-Patrice Brosse, Concerto Rococo and Choeur Gregorien Antiphona
Courtesy of Arion - Paris
By Arrangement with Allegro Corporation
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A Fine Comedy Treat
11 February 2006 | by mjw2305See all my reviews

Analyze this is a fine movie, with a great cast of likable characters and an interesting storyline. Billy Crystal plays Ben Sobel a psycho-therapist who practises in the shadow of his brilliant father, and is due to marry the woman of his dreams (Lisa Kudrow). Robert De Niro plays Paul Vitti, a mafia crime boss who is struggling with his emotions and his libido. This satirical slant on the classic mobster movies is excellently played out by Crystal and De Niro, who form a formidable comedy duo, with plenty of laughs.

Rated 15 'Analyze This' doesn't shy away from profanity and violence, ensuring that it fits into the mobster theme seamlessly, delivering us a highly enjoyable movie without offending fans of the mobster genre.

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