The Dream TeamApril 7, 1989
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)
Stars: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle
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
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
Opening Weekend: $5,704,860
(9 April 1989)
Did You Know?
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.
The quote by Peter Boyle is James 5:14, not Leviticus 5:14
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.
We're not done!
You're done, it's been a pleasure.
Hey, we used to be tax payers!
Now that will get my attention. You're not out of here in 30 seconds, you got a night in jail!
What kind of bonehead cop would send four confessed mental patients back out in the streets?
Rise, my son, and walk!
If you like Michael Keaton, Peter Boyle, or Christopher Lloyd, you will
this film. That's guaranteed. But even if you are not fans of the
aforementioned talents, I think you will still enjoy this
Keaton is at his sarcastic best with his role as a guy with anger
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
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
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.