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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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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.

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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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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robert De Niro suggested Chazz Palminteri for the role of Primo Sidone, having worked with him on A Bronx Tale (1993). See more »

Goofs

In the first shot of Primo confronting Paul outside the warehouse, we see a gun tucked in his waistband; in subsequent shots of Primo, the gun is gone. See more »

Quotes

Boss Paul Vitti: You know me?
Dr. Ben Sobel: Yes.
Boss Paul Vitti: No you don't.
Dr. Ben Sobel: Okay.
Boss Paul Vitti: You see my picture in the paper?
Dr. Ben Sobel: Yes.
Boss Paul Vitti: No you didn't.
Dr. Ben Sobel: I don't even get the paper.
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Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Robert De Niro/Norah Jones (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

La donna é mobile
(from Rigoletto)
Written by Giuseppe Verdi
Performed by Alfredo Kraus with The RCA Italiana Opera Orchestra, Georg Solti conducting
Courtesy of BMG Classics/RCA Victor
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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 See 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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