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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 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 »

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Trivia

Original director Richard Loncraine quit over creative differences. See more »

Goofs

When the scene plays where Paul Viti talks about his father he pours himself a JB & ice then sits at a table during the next few shots the size of the glass changes from squat to tumbler. See more »

Quotes

Primo: Everybody knows there's been this thing between me and Paul Vitti for a long time.
Dr. Ben Sobel: Which thing are you talking about? The first thing or the second thing?
Primo: What second thing? I only know one thing.
Dr. Ben Sobel: Hey, how can we bring up the first thing if we're not gonna talk about the second thing. Did you talk to the guy?
Primo: What guy?
Dr. Ben Sobel: The guy with the thing!
Primo: What thing? What the fuck are you talking about?
Dr. Ben Sobel: How should I know? You brought it up.
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Connections

Referenced in Yi Yi (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

The Best Is Yet To Come
Written by Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh
Performed by Tony Bennett
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Extra funny
29 March 1999 | by Boyo-2See all my reviews

I enjoyed this much more than I expected to. DeNiro hasn't had a part this good in years, and he plays it to the hilt. It will remind you why you liked him in the first place. Billy Crystal is just as good, but it DeNiro's movie all the way. Your life will not be changed by watching this, but you will enjoy it.


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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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1.85 : 1
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