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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Emory Leeson
... Kathy Burgess
... Stephen Bachman
... Drucker
... Bruce
... Judge
... George
... Saabs
... Robles
Dick Cusack ... Mort
... Hsu
Floyd Vivino ... Eddie Aris
... Dr. Liz Baylor
... Dr. Koch
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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A comedy about truth in advertising. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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13 April 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Les fous de la pub  »

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$13,236,513
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1.85 : 1
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Some scenes differ slightly from those in the trailer:
  • The line "You can't tell the truth, you idiot" from the trailer has "asshole" instead of "idiot" in the movie.
  • The text of the Jaguar ad reads "for men who want special attention" in the trailer and "for men who want hand jobs" in the movie.
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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

At the end of the credits, a "special issue" of Advertising Age spins in, with a cover portrait proclaiming the main characters to be "Emperors of Madison Ave." See more »


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CONTINENTAL EXPRESS COMMERCIAL
Music by Michael Portis and Richard Kosinski
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Worth the dollar I paid for it
11 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

My brother and I spotted this when we were renting a movie in one of those big discount bins of random movies. We sometimes enjoy watching stupid movies just for the hell of it and thought thats what it was going to turn out to be. We were pleasantly surprised with about the first half of the movie. Take out the throughly unnecessary love story and this movie could be an hour shorter and would probably get a much higher rating. Now I sometimes watch it, fast forwarding through the tedious bits. I would recommend it, but I don't know that I would pay more than a coupla bucks for the pleasure of watching it. It's the kind of movie that you get excited about showing friends, and glow with pride at finding such a great movie for a good part of but then sit around uncomfortably for stretches of it because you know they are inexcusably boring.


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