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The Dream Team (1989)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Thriller | 7 April 1989 (USA)
Four mental patients on a field trip in New York City must save their caring chaperon, who ends up being taken to a hospital in a coma after accidentally witnessing a murder, before the killers can find him and finish the job.

Director:

Howard Zieff

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Keaton ... Billy Caufield
Christopher Lloyd ... Henry Sikorsky
Peter Boyle ... Jack McDermott
Stephen Furst ... Albert Ianuzzi
Dennis Boutsikaris ... Dr. Weitzman
Lorraine Bracco ... Riley
Milo O'Shea ... Dr. Newald
Philip Bosco ... O'Malley
James Remar ... Gianelli
Bill Goffi Bill Goffi ... Singer / Accordionist
Jack Duffy Jack Duffy ... Bernie
Brad Sullivan ... Sgt. Vincente
Larry Pine ... Canning
Harold Surratt Harold Surratt ... Pastor Lester
Kenneth Raybourne Kenneth Raybourne ... Gospel Musician
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Storyline

Dr. Weitzman works with patients in a sanitarium. Convinced that all that his "group" needs is a some fresh air and some time away from the sanitarium, he persuades the administration to allow him to take them to a ballgame. Unfortunately, he accidentally stumbles across a crime in progress and ends up in hospital. The group is stranded in New York City, forced to cope with a place which is often more bizarre than their sanitarium. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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They're alone and lost in New York, the only place crazier than they are. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 April 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dream Team See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,704,860, 9 April 1989

Gross USA:

$28,890,240

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,890,240
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The name of the mental health facility was "The Cedarbrook Psychiatric Hospital". See more »

Goofs

In one early scene Christopher Lloyd, thinking he's a doctor, walks in on Stephen Furst who's singing the National Anthem while watching the start of a Yankees/Orioles baseball game. The hospital they're in is in New Jersey, and both the Yankees and Orioles play in the same time zone. But the clock on the back wall says 10:30. No games start at that time. See more »

Quotes

Billy: Now I've played some of the top Chinese guys, and I tell ya if you ever whip up a serve to go along with that backhand... it's gonna be a dark day in Peking, babe!
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Connections

References Back to the Future (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

STAR SPANGLED BANNER
Performed by Robert Merrill
Music by John Stafford Smith (uncredited)
Lyrics by Francis Scott Key (uncredited)
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Peter Boyle is a comic genius
23 December 2003 | by drosse67See all my reviews

I mean it. After seeing him in this movie, and Young Frankensteeen, and the occasional episode of Everybody Loves Raymond, I can't take him seriously in movies like Joe, Outland and even as Wizard in Taxi Driver. His performance in this movie is absolutely hilarious. I've always had a soft spot for this underrated gem. It's basically a screwball version of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," using that movie's famous baseball game scene as its starting point: An easy-going doctor takes his patients to a Yankees game, and runs into trouble on the way there. And I don't really mind the crime subplot here as much as I did in Three Men and a Baby. Everyone shines here--Michael Keaton (his reference to the World Trade Center was funny then, bittersweet now); Christopher Lloyd; Boyle; even Lorraine Bracco, in a small role. And it's full of memorable quotes. This movie never fails to put a smile on my face.


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