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Analyze This (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 1999 (USA)
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A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Kenneth Lonergan (story), Peter Tolan (story) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Paul Vitti
Billy Crystal ... Dr. Ben Sobel
Lisa Kudrow ... Laura MacNamara Sobel
Chazz Palminteri ... Primo Sidone
Kresh Novakovic ... '50s Gangster (as Kresimir Novakovic)
Bart Tangredi ... Young Vitti Sr.
Michael Straka ... Young Dominic Manetta
Joseph Rigano Joseph Rigano ... Dominic Manetta (as Joe Rigano)
Joe Viterelli ... Jelly
Richard C. Castellano Richard C. Castellano ... Jimmy Boots (as Richard Castellano)
Molly Shannon ... Caroline
Max Casella ... Nicky Shivers
Frank Pietrangolare Frank Pietrangolare ... Tuna
Kyle Sabihy Kyle Sabihy ... Michael Sobel
Bill Macy ... Dr. Isaac Sobel
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Storyline

Living in the shadow of his famous psychiatrist father, with multiple issues to deal with while getting ready to remarry, the New York City psychologist, Dr Ben Sobel, has one more problem to take care of, after a fender bender with the powerful mob boss, Paul Vitti. Secretly suffering from intense anxiety attacks that render him incapable of doing what he is best at, the notorious gangster decides to pay the good doctor a visit, hell-bent on resolving his deep-seated issues before the annual meeting of Big Apple's Mafia Dons. Now, Ben has a pressing two-week deadline to come up with an effective solution, as his conflicted but dangerous patient takes no for an answer. Can Ben analyse this? Written by Nick Riganas

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

New York's most powerful gangster is about to get in touch with his feelings. YOU try telling him his 50 minutes are up.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In the original script, there were more scenes in which Dr. Sobel (Billy Crystal) received gifts from Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro). In one of them, former Yankee great Phil Rizzuto, at the request of his friend Paul Vitti, would give Dr. Sobel his spike shoes because Dr. Sobel is a Yankees fan (which Billy Crystal is in real-life). See more »

Goofs

At the final meeting, when Ben hugs the fat gangster, he's wearing a shirt with cufflinks. Later at the meeting, he is wearing a button cuffed shirt. See more »

Quotes

Boss Paul Vitti: I can feel the juices rushing back to my balls as we speak.
Dr. Ben Sobel: Well, that's something I never thought I'd hear another man say to me.
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Connections

Spoofs The Godfather (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
Written by Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren
Performed by Bill Macy
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This is a must-see, light-hearted and ever so funny movie which will lift your spirit up
6 June 2008 | by beruska-mSee all my reviews

I don't even know where to start. I don't want to tell you much about this film because I don't want to spoil it for you by giving you account of the funny scenes. Moreover, that would be quite impossible anyway as the film is simply funny all the way through. Sure I have my favourite scenes, one in particular, which make me laugh just thinking about them. Seriously, this is a comedy with a great story and many laughs. As a matter of fact, I really laughed all the way through, from start to finish.

I want to recommend you to lighten up and simply relax when you decide to watch it. Let go of any expectations or judgements. Simply watch and let the movie entertain you. It might seem as an obvious thing to do but it is easy to slip into that judgemental and critical feeling however subtle it might be, which will spoil any movie for you not just this one.

I highly recommend this movie if you want to lift you spirit up for whatever reason as this movie will do it for you. It is my favourite and I do hope that it will be your favourite too.


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Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Analyze This See more »

Filming Locations:

Bal Harbour, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,383,507, 7 March 1999

Gross USA:

$106,885,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,885,658
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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