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Analyze This (1999)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 5 March 1999 (USA)
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A comedy about a psychiatrist whose number one patient is an insecure mob boss.

Director:

Harold Ramis

Writers:

Kenneth Lonergan (story), Peter Tolan (story) | 3 more credits »
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert De Niro ... Paul Vitti
Billy Crystal ... Dr. Ben Sobel
Lisa Kudrow ... Laura MacNamara Sobel
Chazz Palminteri ... Primo Sidone
Kresh Novakovic ... '50s Gangster (as Kresimir Novakovic)
Bart Tangredi ... Young Vitti Sr.
Michael Straka ... Young Dominic Manetta
Joseph Rigano Joseph Rigano ... Dominic Manetta (as Joe Rigano)
Joe Viterelli ... Jelly
Richard C. Castellano Richard C. Castellano ... Jimmy Boots (as Richard Castellano)
Molly Shannon ... Caroline
Max Casella ... Nicky Shivers
Frank Pietrangolare Frank Pietrangolare ... Tuna
Kyle Sabihy Kyle Sabihy ... Michael Sobel
Bill Macy ... Dr. Isaac Sobel
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Storyline

Ben Sobol, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up their heart, his parents don't want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients' problems don't challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti's cars. The exchange of Ben's business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet. Now, Ben Sobol feels somewhat challenged, as his wedding is soon, his only patient keeps him busy by regarding Ben's duty as a 24 hour standby and the feds keep forcing him to spy on Paul Vitti. And how do you treat a patient who usually solves problems with a gun? Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

New York's most powerful gangster is about to get in touch with his feelings. YOU try telling him his 50 minutes are up.

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, a scene of sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Analízame See more »

Filming Locations:

Bal Harbour, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$80,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$18,383,507, 7 March 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$106,885,658

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$176,885,658
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Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Robin Williams and Tom Hanks were considered for the role of Dr. Ben Sobel. See more »

Goofs

When Vitti is getting ready for the big meeting he sees in his mirror a television ad that reminds him of his father. Before he sees it the TV faces the audience, then must turn to be seen in the mirror. After Vitti sees it, he sits on his bed to watch the commercial, so the TV must again turn back around toward the audience. See more »

Quotes

Boss Paul Vitti: [to Dr. Sobel] If I talk to you, and you turn me into a fag... im gonna kill you , you understand?
Dr. Ben Sobel: No.
Boss Paul Vitti: Me fag, you dead.
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Connections

References Armageddon (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

M'appari tutt'amor
(from Martha)
Written by Friedrich von Flotow
Performed by Luciano Pavarotti
Accompanied by John Wustman
Courtesy of The Decca Record Company Limited
By Arrangement with Universal Film & TV Music
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Uproarously funny comedy,moments of absolute hilarity.
2 April 2000 | by davideo-2See all my reviews

STAR RATING:*****Unmissable****Very Good***Okay**You Could Go Out For A Meal Instead*Avoid At All Costs

Analyze This is not one of the best comedies ever,but it's certainly one of the best,inventive and most original in a long while.The script and comic timing are an ingenius success,and it's also intelligently compact,giving it little room to become ponderous and repetitive.Veteran gangster stars Chazz Palmenteri and Robert DeNiro gleefully lampoon their nasty gangster roles,to both chilling and uproarously funny effect.In the scenes where his charecter cries,DeNiro manages to stir up the emotions,but because he and his henchmen have such repulsive attitudes towards everyone,it's hard to like them,a detrimental thing in a comedy.The Italian-American's chemistry with co star Billy Crystal probably was'nt the most inspired or clever ever ,and Lisa Kudrow,not an overly talented performer anyway,is unintentionally wasted here in a mostly pointless role,and,like DeNiro,her relationship with Crystal is'nt the easiest to digest.Despite these minor hiccups however,AT is a hugely superior comic success ,with moments of absolute laugh out loud hilarity,and moments to touch the heart.Very impressive.****


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