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F-0177

Title:

Crazy People

Category:

S

Produced:

1990

Country:

USA

Released:

Film: Apr 1990 (USA)
DVD: Jul 2004
VHS: Jun 1992

Director:

Tony Bill; Barry L. Young

Writer:

Mitch Markowitz

Actors:

Dudley Moore (Emory Leeson); Daryl Hannah (Kathy Burgess); Paul Reiser (Stephen Bachman); J.T. Walsh (Drucker); Bill Smitrovich (Bruce); Alan North (Judge); David Paymer (George); Danton Stone (Saabs); Paul Bates (Robles); Dick Cusack (Mort); Doug Yasuda (Hsu); Floyd Vivino (Eddie Aris); Mercedes Ruehl (Dr. Liz Baylor); Ben Hammer (Dr. Koch); David Packer (Mark Olander)

Description:

Emory works in advertising, and is beginning to crack-up. His latest idea is honesty, e.g. "Volvos, Yes they are boxy, but they're safe". This doesn't go down too well with the boss, so Emory is sent to a psychiatric hospital to 'recover'. Meanwhile, back at the office, Emory's work is accidentally sent to the printers. His ads are a huge success. But now Emory has fallen for Kathy (another patient) and so doesn't want to leave. (Rob Hartill)

Dudley Moore plays a stressed-out advertising copywriter who is committed to a sanitarium. And there, with the help of his fellow mental patients, he does his best "creative" work: campaigns that-in the movie's view-tell the truth about the products they advertise. The ads are hugely successful, and the ad-agency bigwigs, predictably, try to exploit the innocent eccentrics who've dreamed them up. The copywriter, meanwhile, is recovering his sanity and falling for the cutest of the loonies, played by Daryl Hannah. This desperate, interminable comedy is sort of a nightmare combination of "King of Hearts" and "Putney Swope"-with glossy Hollywood-style uplift thrown in. Honesty has nothing to do with the moviemakers' approach: they give the usual shoddy goods an old-fashioned hard sell. Screenplay by Mitch Markowitz. Directed, ineptly, by Tony Bill. (Terrence Rafferty, Copyright © 2006 The New Yorker)

Language:

English

TT:

90 min / 91 min (DVD, VHS)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Allegro (Mvt. 1) from Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050

Karl Richter / His Chamber Orchestra

From: J.S. Bach: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1-6 (Teldec) [O-2]
Review: Review: Brandenburg Concertos Nos. 1, 2 & 5 - conducted by Karl Richter

Format:

Film: Color (Technicolor)
DVD: (Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC, Region 1) | (PAL, Region 2)
VHS: (Closed-captioned, Color, HiFi Sound, NTSC) | (PAL) | (PAL, German)

Company:

Film: Intuitive TV (as Modularity Films), Paramount Pictures
DVD: Paramount
VHS: Paramount

Comments:

Watch selections:

Buy movie at:

DVD: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [Region 2]
VHS: Amazon.com | Amazon.com [PAL] | Amazon.com [PAL, German]

Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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