The Dream Team

April 7th, 1989







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Plot
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...

Release Year: 1989

Rating: 6.2/10 (6,079 voted)

Director: Howard Zieff

Stars: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle

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 pursuades 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 are stranded in New York City, forced to cope with a place which is often more bizarre than their sanitarium.

Writers: Jon Connolly, David Loucka

Cast:
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 - Singer / Accordionist
Jack Duffy - Bernie
Brad Sullivan - Sgt. Vincente
Larry Pine - Canning
Harold Surratt - Pastor Lester
Kenneth Raybourne - Gospel Musician

Taglines: This morning they were playing ping-pong in the hospital rec room. Now they're lost in New York and framed for murder. This was never covered in group therapy.

Release Date: 7 April 1989

Filming Locations: 151 Central Park West, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $5,704,860 (USA) (9 April 1989) (1316 Screens)

Gross: $28,890,240 (USA)



Technical Specs

Runtime:



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Billy jokingly tells the shopkeeper that he and his group are a special combat unit with the US Marine Corps after some Libyan terrorists. This may be a reference to Back to the Future, where Libyan terrorists were after Christopher Lloyd's character, Doc Brown.

Goofs:
Factual errors: The quote by Peter Boyle is James 5:14, not Leviticus 5:14

Quotes:
Sergeant Vincente: You know what? You got the whole think back-ass-wards, I think you're the missing persons. Just go to 48th street and wait. The guy doesn't show, we're open 24 hours.
[Answers phone]
Sergeant Vincente: Hello, Vincente.
Billy: We're not done!
Sergeant Vincente: You're done, it's been a pleasure.
Billy: Hey, we used to be tax payers!
Sergeant Vincente: Now that will get my attention. You're not out of here in 30 seconds, you got a night in jail!
Billy: What kind of bonehead cop would send four confessed mental patients back out in the streets?



User Review

Rise, my son, and walk!

Rating:

If you like Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle, or Christopher Lloyd, you will like this film. That's guaranteed. But even if you are not fans of the aforementioned talents, I think you will still enjoy this movie.

Keaton is at his sarcastic best with his role as a guy with anger problems. It's easy to empathize with him, especially in the situations he finds himself in. I don't know of any other contemporary actor who could deliver these lines with the same effect.

Similarly, Peter Boyle surpasses his performance in "Young Frankenstein" with his comedic portrayal of a man who believes he is Jesus Christ. His walk through a hospital is not to be missed!

Lloyd plays the control-freak authority figure wannabe with finesse. It would be difficult indeed to watch this talented comedic actor play a straight role.

Stephen Furst is excellent as a man who can only speak in baseball metaphors. Where the hell has he been since Animal House?

The plot is weak and quite predictable, but the lines delivered along the way are worth the effort. One of the great sleepers.









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