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The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 7 April 1989 (USA)
Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.

Director:

Howard Zieff
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Billy Caufield
Christopher Lloyd ... Henry Sikorsky
Peter Boyle ... Jack McDermott
Stephen Furst ... Albert Ianuzzi
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Dr. Weitzman
Lorraine Bracco ... Riley
Milo O'Shea ... Dr. Newald
Philip Bosco ... O'Malley
James Remar ... Gianelli
Bill Goffi Bill Goffi ... Singer / Accordionist
Jack Duffy Jack Duffy ... Bernie
Brad Sullivan ... Sgt. Vincente
Larry Pine ... Canning
Harold Surratt Harold Surratt ... Pastor Lester
Kenneth Raybourne Kenneth Raybourne ... Gospel Musician
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Dr. Weitzman works with patients in a sanitarium. Convinced that all that his "group" needs is a some fresh air and some time away from the sanitarium, he persuades the administration to allow him to take them to a ballgame. Unfortunately, he accidentally stumbles across a crime in progress and ends up in hospital. The group is stranded in New York City, forced to cope with a place which is often more bizarre than their sanitarium. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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If they knew the city was this crazy, they would have stayed in the asylum. [dvd] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dennis Boutsikaris (Dr. Weitzman) has played many doctors throughout his acting career. See more »

Goofs

After the boys rescue Dr Weitzman and Riley is pushing his wheelchair, he has a cast on his left leg. However, when he is helped out of the van at the sanitarium, it has jumped to his right leg. See more »

Quotes

Bernie: [to Jack in his new clothes] I'm telling you it works. It's a statement, man. You know who you are.
Billy: No he doesn't.
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Soundtracks

WALK THE DINOSAUR
Written by David Was, Don Was, Randy Jacobs
Performed by Was Not Was
Courtesy of Fontana Records UK/Phonogram Ltd/Chrysalis Records, Inc.
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Peter Boyle is a comic genius
23 December 2003 | by drosse67See all my reviews

I mean it. After seeing him in this movie, and Young Frankensteeen, and the occasional episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, I can't take him seriously in movies like Joe, Outland and even as Wizard in Taxi Driver. His performance in this movie is absolutely hilarious. I've always had a soft spot for this underrated gem. It's basically a screwball version of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," using that movie's famous baseball game scene as its starting point: An easy-going doctor takes his patients to a Yankees game, and runs into trouble on the way there. And I don't really mind the crime subplot here as much as I did in Three Men and a Baby. Everyone shines here--Michael Keaton (his reference to the World Trade Center was funny then, bittersweet now); Christopher Lloyd; Boyle; even Lorraine Bracco, in a small role. And it's full of memorable quotes. This movie never fails to put a smile on my face.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,704,860, 9 April 1989

Gross USA:

$28,890,240

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,890,240
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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