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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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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.

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 February 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Faites comme chez vous 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

Dennis Miller's feature film debut. 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

Katy: Did you see the elephant?
C.K.: He's got diarrhea.
Katy: [referring to C.K] You *are* diarrhea.
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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 »

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

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"Madhouse'
Written by Joe Julian, Steve Schiff and Martha Davis
Performed by Martha Davis
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Excellent feel-good screwball comedy which will leave you smiling!
28 February 2007 | by Catherine_Grace_ZehSee all my reviews

MADHOUSE, in my opinion, is an excellent feel-good screwball comedy which will leave you smiling! If I had to deal with a bunch of uninvited guests the way that Mark (John Larroquette) and Jessie (Kirstie Alley) did, I would go just as crazy as they did. Still, I say it's always a good idea to be a good Samaritan. Last night, before I had to leave to go somewhere, I watched half of this, and this morning, I watched the whole thing, and I must say that I really enjoyed it. I even purchased it last night. Anyway, if you want to know what kind of mayhem ensues, see the movie for yourself. I guarantee you that you will have a smile on your face afterward.


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