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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 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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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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Warning: Crazy People are coming. See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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13 April 1990 (USA)  »

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Les fous de la pub  »

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$13,236,513
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Travel ad blurbs mentioned in the movie said "Come... IN the Bahamas"; "Come to New York. It's Not as Filthy as you think"; "Forget France. The French can be annoying. Come to Greece. We're Nicer" and "Come to New York. There were fewer murders last year". See more »

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Kathy: Pretty girls are breaking everybody's back.
Emory Leeson: But you're pretty. I mean, really pretty.
Kathy: Yes, but I don't have the problems normally associated with prettiness... because, when I was a child, I looked like Ed McMahon.
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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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References Tremors (1990) See more »

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THE HELLO SONG
by Cal DeVoll
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Rent This Movie. It's Corny, But It's Good.
26 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Crazy People" is about an advertising executive who goes nuts and starts writing "honest" television commercials, as opposed to the puffery and outright lies we have come to know and expect. Naturally, they lock him up. But, lo and behold, the honest approach actually works, so the agency enlists the help of the entire population of the mental hospital to write ads.

The ads themselves are hilarious, as are some of the scenes. There is one very funny scene in which calloused and savvy advertising execs try to write honest ads, but find they are too jaded.

The film could have done without a subplot involving a romance between Dudley Moore and Daryl Hannah. Other than that, it is definitely worth your time.***


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