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Madhouse (1990)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 16 February 1990 (USA)
The luxurious villa of Mark and Jessie Bannister, a yuppie couple, is overrun by loads of uninvited guests who turn the house up side down.

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Mark and Jessie Bannister have a problem. Actually, SEVERAL problems. Namely his cousins, her sister and nephew, and the neighbours next door. All this, problems at work and a cat that keeps coming back from the dead. Written by Brad H. Yasuda <b_yasuda@hotmail.com>

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The bad news is you have houseguests. There is no good news.

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16 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Faites comme chez vous  »

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$21,036,771
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1.85 : 1
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John Larroquette was approached for this film while working on the sixth season of Night Court. But the show's executive producer would not allow Larroquette the time off to make the film. Because of delays in the film, Larroquette was approached again during the seventh season of Night Court. This time, the show's producer and the film's producers worked out a schedule that would allow Larroquette to work on both projects simultaneously. Mondays to Thursdays, Larroquette would rehearse for the series during the day and work on the film all night. On Friday nights, the series would tape their episodes. As soon taping finished, he would go to the film's set and work all weekend. See more »

Goofs

When Mark and Jessie hear the message from Dr. Penix on the answering machine, the machine is not plugged into the phone line. See more »

Quotes

Jessie: [on the phone] I'm calling for Trenton, New Jersey. Dr. Jack Penix! WITH AN X!
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Red BMW
Written and Performed by Joe Julian and Steve Schiff
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Not a good movie but I'm giving it a 10!
5 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

Kirstie Alley and John Larroquette get their beautiful dream house which is invaded by friends, co-workers, next door neighbors, relatives etc etc. slowly driving them crazy.

Alley and Larroquette made this when their series "Cheers" and "Night Court" were on the air and big hits. If not for that, this would have gone straight to video. The plot is old hat, production values are nonexistent and it's poorly directed. Also, ALL the humor is either sick, silly or a combo. BUT this movie makes me laugh! I've seen it at least 4 or 5 times and, I have to admit, each time I was laughing out loud. I usually hate sick humor like this but something about this movie really hits me...and I'm really surprised this got by with a PG-13--some of this humor is VERY offensive. Also Alley and Larroquette are very good and make a very pleasing couple. Dennis Miller also pops up once in a while playing the straight man (!!).

So, this is NOT a good movie. It's just a vulgar, offensive comedy...and absolutely hysterical! I recommend this highly...sort of.


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