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Crazy People (1990)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 13 April 1990 (USA)
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A bitter ad executive who has reached his breaking point, finds himself in a mental institution where his career actually begins to thrive with the help of the hospital's patients.

Writer:

Mitch Markowitz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Emory Leeson
Daryl Hannah ... Kathy Burgess
Paul Reiser ... Stephen Bachman
J.T. Walsh ... Drucker
Bill Smitrovich ... Bruce
Alan North ... Judge
David Paymer ... George
Danton Stone ... Saabs
Paul Bates ... Robles
Dick Cusack Dick Cusack ... Mort
Doug Yasuda ... Hsu
Floyd Vivino Floyd Vivino ... Eddie Aris
Mercedes Ruehl ... Dr. Liz Baylor
Ben Hammer ... Dr. Koch
David Packer David Packer ... Mark Olander
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Storyline

Emory works in advertising, and is beginning to crack-up. His latest idea is honesty, e.g. "Volvos, Yes they are boxy, but they're safe". This doesn't go down too well with the boss, so Emory is sent to a psychiatric hospital to 'recover'. Meanwhile, back at the office, Emory's work is accidentally sent to the printers. His ads are a huge success. But now Emory has fallen for Kathy (another patient) and so doesn't want to leave. Written by Rob Hartill

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Taglines:

Warning: Crazy People are coming. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Les fous de la pub See more »

Filming Locations:

Chatham, Virginia, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$13,236,513
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Tony Bill replaced Mitch Markowitz as director. Writer Markowitz was originally also hired as director but was replaced by Bill after three weeks of shooting. See more »

Quotes

Kathy: Hold me. Please hold me.
Emory Leeson: I am holding you.
Kathy: I know, but it's a woman thing. I have to say it.
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Crazy Credits

The song, "What a Wonderful Word - Hello" (which is played, in part, in the film) runs during part of the credits, with a 'follow the bouncing ball' sing-along on the screen. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Certifiably Jonathan (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

BRANDENBURG CONCERTO No 5 - ALLEGRO
By Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Karl Richter and his Chamber Orchestra
Courtesy of Teldec Records
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A "video nice" to counteract all the video nasties.
2 April 2002 | by Guy ChapmanSee all my reviews

This is not the most intellectually stimulating film ever made. Nor is it the most believable plot - but it is funny, whimsical and charming, and occasionally surreal. If you want a film to brighten up your life, this fits the bill just nicely. The supporting cast are also very engaging, being far more than just a backdrop to Moore and Hannah. I like it a lot.


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