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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.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Vitti
... Dr. Ben Sobel
... Laura MacNamara Sobel
... Primo Sidone
... '50s Gangster (as Kresimir Novakovic)
... Young Vitti Sr.
... Young Dominic Manetta
Joseph Rigano ... Dominic Manetta (as Joe Rigano)
... Jelly
Richard C. Castellano ... Jimmy Boots (as Richard Castellano)
... Caroline
... Nicky Shivers
Frank Pietrangolare ... Tuna
Kyle Sabihy ... Michael Sobel
... Dr. Isaac Sobel
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Storyline

Ben Sobol, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up their heart, his parents don't want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients' problems don't challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti's cars. The exchange of Ben's business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet. Now, Ben Sobol feels somewhat challenged, as his wedding is soon, his only patient keeps him busy by regarding Ben's duty as a 24 hour standby and the feds keep forcing him to spy on Paul Vitti. And how do you treat a patient who usually solves problems with a gun? Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

5 March 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Analízame  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,383,507, 7 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$106,885,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,885,658
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Trivia

Martin Scorsese was first approached to direct the film, but turned it down. See more »

Goofs

Ossining Prison (Sing Sing) is a NY State prison, not a Federal prison. See more »

Quotes

Boss Paul Vitti: [to Dr. Sobel] If I talk to you, and you turn me into a fag... im gonna kill you , you understand?
Dr. Ben Sobel: No.
Boss Paul Vitti: Me fag, you dead.
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Connections

Spoofs Goodfellas (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Zooma Zooma
Written by Allan Roberts (as Allen Roberts), Doris Fisher, Louis Prima and Paolo Citarella
Performed by Louis Prima
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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Not 'Hilarious,' But Still Funny
24 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

This wasn't "hilarious" as everyone told me it was, but it was still very enjoyable and pretty solid entertainment. Although a comedy, it has violence and a lot of profanity.

Robert De Niro, as usual, is excellent and once again surprises viewers with his comedic talent. He plays a mobster (familiar territory) but one who needs psychiatric help. He's hilarious when he's crying! His "shrink" is played by Billy Crystal, in an untypical low-key character role. My favorite in this film was Joe Viterelli, the fat guy-mobster who has a few very funny lines. Viterelli is one of these guys you see in a ton of gangster movies and is always interesting.

The female lead in here, Lisa Kudrow ("Laura") was not appealing to me, character-wise. Overall, a funny movie and much better than the sequel.


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