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Madhouse (1990)

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

Director:

Tom Ropelewski

Writer:

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, they have SEVERAL problems. Namely his cousins, her sister and nephew, and the next-door neighbors. Plus problems at work, a temperamental toilet, and a cat that keeps returning 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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Trivia

John Larroquette and John Diehl both appeared in Stripes (1981). 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

Jessie: [Through the locked bedroom door] Oh, Claudia...
Claudia: Uh, I'm not decent.
Jessie: [kicks the door open, revealing a wild, scary look yet calm demeanor] Tell me something I don't know.
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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 Primetime Glick: Dennis Miller/Jerry Seinfeld (2001) See more »

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Bernadette
Written by Brian Holland, Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.) and Lamont Dozier
Performed by The Four Tops
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This is one cool comedy!
19 January 2000 | by wishkah7See all my reviews

This was one hilarious movie to begin the 90's. I've always been a fan of John Larroquette since he appeared on Night Court. This movie rocks! And I was just a pre-teen kid when I saw this in the theater, and it's still funny to me now that I'm an adult!

It's about John Larroquette and Kirsty Alley playing these yuppies who have some relatives visiting, and then before we know it, practically the whole neighborhood becomes their houseguests! Also the news interviews were amusing, too!

So, if you're in a mood for a screwball comedy from this past decade, you're in for a ride with this one! I highly recommend it!


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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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Gross USA:

$21,036,771
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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