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Loonies (2002)

Loenatik - De moevie (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Family | 10 October 2002 (Netherlands)
Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the ... See full summary »


Bobby Eerhart
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Karin van Holst Pellekaan Karin van Holst Pellekaan ... Bep Brul (as Karen van Holst Pellekaan)
Martin van Waardenberg Martin van Waardenberg ... De Majoor
Dick van den Toorn Dick van den Toorn ... Fats
Judith Bovenberg Judith Bovenberg ... Mevrouw De Haas
John Buijsman John Buijsman ... Dr. Doolittle
Jacqueline Blom Jacqueline Blom ... Zuster Ten Hoeven
Walter Crommelin Walter Crommelin ... Bomhoff
Ria Eimers Ria Eimers ... Hellemans
Adriaan Adriaanse Adriaan Adriaanse ... Aadje
Gijs Scholten van Aschat ... Albertus Marinus Jacobus Hagenstein-Huygens
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vincent Bijlo Vincent Bijlo ... Priest
Cees Heyne Cees Heyne
Floris Heyne Floris Heyne
Tanja Jess Tanja Jess ... Chantal
Edwin Jonker Edwin Jonker


Loonies is a touching comedy about five psychiatric patients who are forced to exchange their familiar surroundings for an old-fashioned, impersonal institution. Partly because of the severe regime of a dreadful nurse, the five decide to escape from their new home and go back to the old one under their own steam. After a drastic confrontation with the 'normal' outside world that results in fighting and panic, the group breaks up. Each of the five patients realise their dreams individually, but ultimately they decide to choose for each other and the familiarity of their own place. Loonies is a film with light-hearted and cheeky humour that, in a moving way, takes us into the pleasantly disturbed world of five somewhat romanticised psychiatric patients. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Family


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Release Date:

10 October 2002 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Hoopot See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Get Reel Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


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Did You Know?


Composer Theo Nijland claimed that he was inspired by certain French and Italian films from his youth, which shared similarities in the storytelling. He believed these films starred Louis de Funès lots of times. He could not remember the music from those films, so basically based his score on music he had never heard before with a happy, illustrative and fast paced character to it. See more »


Follows Loenatik (1995) See more »


Wanneer gaan we weer naar huis
Written by Theo Nijland
Performed by Brigitte Kaandorp
Produced by Frank van der Weij and Peter Smid
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For everyone with a sense of humour.
25 May 2003 | by misterblueSee all my reviews

I'm amazed by the average rating that is only 6.1 at the time I write this bit here. I've actually never done this before, but this flick deserves it.

This movie may sometimes be a bit on the corny side, but most of the time it's hilarious. Great stuff for everyone, with a sense of humour, from 6 till...well, how old can one get?

Don't expect a complex story, or spectacular dialogues but just sit back and relax, and enjoy the story of "the looney's" being moved from their save surroundings, to a nursing home they don't like...at all.

In short, they decide to escape. I won't spoil the rest by writing what happens. Just rent this mo(e)vie, or even better, buy it.

You won't be disappointed. 8.5 out of 10 !!!

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