A spoof of buddy cop movies where two very different cops are forced to team up on a new reality based television cop show, while tracking down the manufacturer and distributor of an illegally made semi-automatic firearm.
The mafia's Paul Vitti is back in prison and will need some serious counseling when he gets out. Naturally, he returns to his analyst Dr. Ben Sobel for help and finds that Sobel needs some serious help himself as he has inherited the family practice, as well as an excess stock of stress.Written by
At one point in the film, Paul asks Raoul what his directing background is, to which he answers, "theater mostly". In three episodes of Friends (1994), Reg Rogers (Raoul) played a theater director, and was a very similar character. See more »
When Dr. Sobel first meets Viti in jail, you can see what looks like a car's taillights outside of the cell's window. They suddenly vanish between shots. See more »
How did he know about the money? And how did he know that Tony Cisco got popped? We didn't find out about it till this morning.
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There are outtakes shown during the end credits. See more »
Analyze This had an element of novelty and a generous dose of humor. Lacking the novelty due to its sequelhood, Analyze That tries to compensate by making forays into the psyche of Dr. Ben Sobol (Billy Crystal) as well as a little more (very little) analysis of mobster Paul Vitti (Robert De Niro). The psychology angle is not given much time or emphasis, but I suppose director Harold Ramis should get a couple of points for making a token effort.
The film is pretty funny and worth seeing, but doesn't really offer us anything new. This is forgivable, though, because Crystal and De Niro are entertaining enough to carry the picture. Overall, I'd recommend it -- it's funny and watchable and the two leads are very good.
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