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Driving Me Crazy (1991)

PG | | Comedy | November 1991 (USA)
An eccentric, East German inventor and defector travels to Los Angeles, California to sell a prototype revolutionary new car that runs on vegetables, and produces no pollution, but he runs ... See full summary »

Director:

Jon Turteltaub
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Gottschalk ... Gunther Schmidt
Billy Dee Williams ... Max
Dom DeLuise ... Mr. B
Milton Berle ... Hotel Clerk
Steve Kanaly ... Mr. Goodwyn
Michelle Johnson ... Ricki
Richard Moll ... Buzz
Morton Downey Jr. ... Taj
James Tolkan ... Vince
George Kennedy ... John McCready
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Cubey (as Tiny Lister Jr.)
Andre Rosey Brown ... Bluto
Peter Lupus ... GM Boss
Vlade Divac ... Yugo Boss
Antony Alda Antony Alda ... Jack
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Storyline

An eccentric, East German inventor and defector travels to Los Angeles, California to sell a prototype revolutionary new car that runs on vegetables, and produces no pollution, but he runs into one madcap after another to find a buyer and financier for mass production.

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Gunther Schmidt has built the ultimate car. It's going to take him to the top... or push him over the edge.

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Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trabbi Goes to Hollywood See more »

Filming Locations:

Kulmbach, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The video game that Gunther Schmidt (Thomas Gottschalk) played in the apartment is Super Mario Bros. 3 (1988) for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. This is one of two movies that previewed the game. See more »

Goofs

When Gunther is stealing his car back from the car show, he is being shot at and jumps out of a huge window. When he lands outside the window, the passenger-side light is clearly damaged, and falls out. However, in the next shot, the car is in mint condition, the light still in place, and the windows (which were shattered in the shooting) are also intact. See more »

Crazy Credits

When the credits finish, we see that "Vince" (James Tolkan) is still tied in the chair and he says, "come on guys, come on". See more »

Connections

References Bonanza (1959) See more »

Soundtracks

I Rule the Ruins
Written by Balin / Pest
Performed by Warlock
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Are you kidding me???
8 April 2005 | by Topher KerstingSee all my reviews

This movie was bad. Painfully bad. I am one of the ten or so people who actually saw this in the theater. I went with two friends on opening night and we were the only three people there.

The first hint that the movie was bad was the premise: An East German inventor creates a car that runs on potatoes--or as he continually calls them "tubers." After the Berlin Wall falls, he moves to the U.S. to try to sell his invention.

Most of the movie consists of painfully obvious "fish out of water"-type jokes. My assumption is that every actor and crew member who worked on it took the money and ran to cash their checks as quickly as possible.

Avoid this movie like the plague. Please. Your brain will thank you.


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