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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.

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Michael Keaton and Christopher Lloyd appeared in Mr. Mom (1983). See more »

Goofs

When the Doctor walks Albert (Stephen Furst) to the alley, you can see Stephen stop pretending he needs the toilet a little too early (over Billy's shoulder) before entering the alley. See more »

Quotes

Pastor Lester: I want to put Jesus on the line! Don't hang up on him now!
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Connections

References The Grapes of Wrath (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

POR DIOS QUE NO
Written by Hugo Almanza
Performed by Cuco Valoy
Courtesy of Kubaney Records
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Hilarious and under rated
11 September 2011 | by john-b-1995See all my reviews

This film is about four mental patients who's doctor disappears while taking them on a trip. 'Dr Weitzman' witnesses a murder and is attacked by the killers- who happen to be cops. The patients have to get to their doctor before the two cops do.

This is an extremely under rated film that deserves more. It features Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle and Stephen Furst, all of which are brilliant in their rolls. There is not much to the plot, mainly because it focuses on the characters, both individuality and as a group.

This is an excellent comedy and in my opinion should be on the list for best comedy film. If you have not seen it, you are missing out!


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