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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.

Genres:

Comedy

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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

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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

Bernice: I need your opinion on something here. These are my favorite names for the baby so far: "Amaretta," "Caramel," or "Treblinka"
Claudia: You yokel, naming your baby after a German concentration camp!
Bernice: I thought Treblinka was one of those cute little fairies from Cinderella.
Claudia: You moron!
Bernice: I hope my water breaks all over your fur coat!
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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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Spoofs Pet Sematary (1989) 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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