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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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O'Malley
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Harold Surratt ...
Kenneth Raybourne ...
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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 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. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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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. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Thriller

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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7 April 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Traum-Team  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,704,860, 9 April 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$28,890,240
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Trivia

It is said before the field trip that one of the group has not left the hospital in twelve years. As the story progresses, the viewer learns that Billy (Michael Keaton) has been there for a year and a half and Henry (Christopher Lloyd) for two. Later, Jack (Peter Boyle) visits his old office and most people remember him, implying he hasn't been gone for more than a few years. This leaves Albert (Stephen Furst) as the long-term patient, the only one of the group, about whose earlier life, nothing is revealed. See more »

Goofs

Jack claims that Leviticus 5:14 says: "Call not for a doctor, but an elder of the church," but the actual verse is: "The LORD spoke to Moses." The verse he quotes, or more or less paraphrases is James 5:14, which reads as follows: "Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord." See more »

Quotes

Henry: Hey guys, time for a hug?
Jack: I don't think so.
Billy: Maybe after the game.
Albert: Play ball!
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Soundtracks

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL
Written and Performed by UB40
Courtesy of A&M Records/Virgin Records, Inc.
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A great movie
19 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Every member of my family loved this movie and has watched it at least twice. We just enjoy the laughs and hummer. It's great entertainment. The movie can be watched by any member and age group. A 10 year enjoys it as much as an 80 year old.

Don't understand why some comments say it missed the point etc, I think that sometimes we should have entertainment just for entertainment sake and this move fulfills the bill admirably. There are other venues to deal with mental health issues but this movie in its innocent manner certainly helps understanding not the other way around. Am looking at this very moment to buy a copy to give to a friend.


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