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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

Billy (Michael Keaton) jokingly tells the shopkeeper that he and his group are a special combat unit with the U.S. Marine Corps after some Libyan terrorists. This may be a reference to Back to the Future (1985), where Libyan terrorists were after Christopher Lloyd's character, Doc Brown. See more »

Goofs

In the scene when Billy is in the van telling the Wolfen story, the microphone is visible behind Henry's left arm. See more »

Quotes

Billy: We gotta come up with $165, get the van and pull Weitzman out of the hospital before those two goddamn cops come back. Now how's that for a goal?
Jack: Us? But we're crazy.
Billy: Yeah? Well we better get sane real goddamn fast.
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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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**** out of 5
17 July 2002 | by casey_choas66See all my reviews

This movie has the perfect dose of comedy, heart warming touches and sentimentality to make it an instant joy. It is the story of four mental patients, one who can't speack, one who is a neat freak, one who believes he is Jesus and one who can't control his temper as their doctors decides to take them on a field trip to a baseball game. But when their doctor is beaten up by a pair of corrupt police men they decide to go out on there own to find their doc and help catch the people who hurt him. The joy ride begins when they are framed for the crime. This movie is heart warming and touching in ever sense of the word and it is also very funny. The cast are all great as the loveable loonies especially Peter Boyle as the man who thinks he is Jesus. This is great family entertainment that will guarentee a smile from people of all ages.


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