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Madhouse (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 February 1990 (USA)
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The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.

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Tom Ropelewski

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Tom Ropelewski
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Larroquette ... Mark Bannister
Kirstie Alley ... Jessie Bannister
Alison La Placa ... Claudia
John Diehl ... Fred
Jessica Lundy ... Bernice
Bradley Gregg ... Jonathan
Dennis Miller ... Wes
Robert Ginty ... Dale
Wayne Tippit ... Grindle
Paul Eiding ... Stark
Aeryk Egan Aeryk Egan ... C.K.
Deborah Otto Deborah Otto ... Katy
Mark Bringelson ... Prick Automaton Cop
Karen Kronwell Karen Kronwell ... Female Cop
Heather McNair Heather McNair ... Karen Kelly
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Storyline

Mark and Jessie Bannister have a problem. Actually, SEVERAL problems. Namely his cousins, her sister and nephew, and the neighbours next door. All this, problems at work and a cat that keeps coming back from the dead. Written by Brad H. Yasuda <b_yasuda@hotmail.com>

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The bad news is you have houseguests. There is no good news.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Madhouse See more »

Filming Locations:

Arizona, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$21,036,771
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Larroquette was approached for this film while working on the sixth season of Night Court. But the show's executive producer would not allow Larroquette the time off to make the film. Because of delays in the film, Larroquette was approached again during the seventh season of Night Court. This time, the show's producer and the film's producers worked out a schedule that would allow Larroquette to work on both projects simultaneously. Mondays to Thursdays, Larroquette would rehearse for the series during the day and work on the film all night. On Friday nights, the series would tape their episodes. As soon taping finished, he would go to the film's set and work all weekend. See more »

Goofs

When Mark and Jessie hear the message from Dr. Penix on the answering machine, the machine is not plugged into the phone line. See more »

Quotes

Mark Bannister: [speaking to Claudia's husband Kaddir on the phone] Hi, Kaddir, "salaam" back at you.
Claudia: I won't talk to him.
Mark Bannister: [speaking to Claudia] He wanted to know if you were here.
Claudia: Why?
Mark Bannister: To let you know he canceled your credit cards.
Claudia: What? That Middle Eastern maggot! He can talk to my lawyer, the nerve of that towel head!
Mark Bannister: [back on the phone with Kaddir] Oh, yes, she is very upset about your little love spat, Kaddir.
[now speaking to Claudia]
Mark Bannister: He says he will forget everything if you just go home and fix dinner for ...
[...]
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Alternate Versions

In the theatrical and original VHS release, Claudia calls her ex-husband a 'Middle Eastern Maggot'. After the rights to the movie were sold when Orion went bankrupt, it was changed to 'Two-Bit Desert Rat' for cable and syndication airings. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Siskel & Ebert: The Future of the Movies (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

"Madhouse'
Written by Joe Julian, Steve Schiff and Martha Davis
Performed by Martha Davis
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"Madhouse": You May Have to Go There After This One
27 November 2000 | by tfrizzellSee all my reviews

Tedious comedy from sitcom actors that is rarely funny and just barely watchable. John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley star as a married couple who just cannot keep their terrible relatives out of their house. The screenplay is annoying and the direction is sour throughout. Dennis Miller does well in a small supporting role, but his character is not utilized as much as he should be. 2 stars out of 5.


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