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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mark Bannister
... Jessie Bannister
... Claudia
... Fred
... Bernice
... Jonathan
... Wes
... Dale
Wayne Tippit ... Grindle
... Stark
Aeryk Egan ... C.K.
Deborah Otto ... Katy
... Prick Automaton Cop
Karen Kronwell ... Female Cop
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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cat | saw | nightgown | sister | yuppie | See All (24) »

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

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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Faites comme chez vous  »

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$21,036,771
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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 »

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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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Soundtracks

Bernadette
Written by Brian Holland, Eddie Holland (as Edward Holland Jr.) and Lamont Dozier
Performed by The Four Tops
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You'd have to be mad to visit this 'House'
19 June 2007 | by See all my reviews

Great cast of TV-comedy hams can't save this one, a dud written and directed by Tom Ropelewski--it resembles an unsold television pilot sans laugh-track. Married couple John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley are dismayed to find their home overtaken (and positively trashed) by an eccentric assortment of witless relatives and obnoxious friends. Ropelewski apparently didn't learn a cardinal rule of the movie makers' handbook: wild party sequences are rarely ever funny on the screen (and this picture is ninety percent brawling). Too bad; Larroquette and Alley make a potentially funny couple, and dryly disengaged Alison La Placa has a wicked gleam in her eyes (you keep expecting her to say something hilarious until the anticipation itself becomes funny). * from ****


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