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.

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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.

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Comedy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Kristie Alley Robert Ginty and Rob Camilletti all appeared in Loverboy (1989) 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: [grabbing cans of spray paint and heading upstairs] Oh, SIS! Jesse's got a surprise for you!
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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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Written and Performed by Joe Julian and Steve Schiff
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"If we have a nuclear war, the only remaining living thing will be houseguests"!!
30 August 2000 | by teenwolf97See all my reviews

Ah,Madhouse. One of those great movies yours truly can't get enough of. I saw this movie in theaters when I was 11, and it has gotten better with every viewing. The jokes in this movie are hilarious and well-placed. John Laroquette and Kirsty Alley are magnificent in their roles as Mark and Jesse Bannister. They are two,happily married people who have it mad in the shade until Mark's cousin Fred comes to visit on his vacation. Oh, he also brings his wife Bernice and the cat Scruffy. Circumstances beyond their control lead to them staying longer than expected,and this leads to everyone shacking up at the Bannister's like it was a Holiday Inn. Soon,Jesse's sister Claudia and her son Jonathen,and the neighbors all live in the same house,while managing to drive Mark and Jesse out of their ^&%*ing minds. In the end, they manage to stand up against the terror that is their family and friends. *Some of the funniest moments include Jesse's interview segments,the cat and its ability to rise from the ashes,and Mark's scene at the end where his boss attempts to give him a raise.* All,in all a 9 out of 10. Also watch for Monday Night Football's Dennis Miller in a bit part.


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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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Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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