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The Dream Team (1989)




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The eponymous team consists of four residents of a New Jersey psychiatric hospital: ex-postal worker Henry Sikorsky (Christopher Lloyd), who fancies himself a doctor; one-time ad agency exec Jack McDermott (Peter Boyle), suffering from a Messiah/martyr complex; writer Billy Caulfield (Michael Keaton), who cannot abide the "idiots" in the world (namely, everyone but himself); and TV-obsessed Albert Ianuzzi (Stephen Furst). Permitted a field trip to a baseball game, the four unfortunates wander off when psychiatrist Dr. Weitzman (Dennis Boutsikaris) is waylaid by two corrupt police officers after he witnesses them killing a third cop. The innocent inmates are accused of attacking Dr. Weitzman, but it is they who team up to bring the actual culprits to justice.more
Rating: PG-13 (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: John Connolly, David Loucka, Jon Connolly
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jul 1, 2003
MCA Universal Home Video


Michael Keaton
as Billy Caulfield
Christopher Lloyd
as Henry Sikorsky
Peter Boyle
as Jack McDermott
Stephen Furst
as Albert Ianuzzi
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Dr. Weitzman
Milo O'Shea
as Dr. Newald
Philip Bosco
as O'Malley
James Remar
as Gianelli
Jack Gilpin
as Dr. Talmer
Macintyre Dixon
as Dr. Verboven
J.R. Zimmerman
as Hospital Guard
Maxine Miller
as Newald's Secretary
Patricia Idlette
as Woman at Police Stat...
Ellen Maguire
as Canning's Secretary
Dwayne McLean
as Old Gent
Chick Roberts
as Old Guard
Nicholas Pasco
as Man Out Window
Jack Duffy
as Bernie
Brad Sullivan
as Sgt. Vincente
Larry Pine
as Canning
Kenneth Raybourne
as Gospel Musician
Alphonsus E. Platt
as Gospel Musician
Harold Surratt
as Pastor Lester
Janet Feindel
as Senior Nurce
Tico Wells
as Station Attendant
Barry Flatman
as Arrogant Yuppie
Lizbeth MacKay
as Henry's Wife
Olivia Horton
as Henry's Daughter
Jack Jessop
as Dr. Meekum
Ron James
as Dwight
Wayne Tippit
as Capt. Lewitt
Dennis Parlato
as TV Newscaster
Eric Fink
as Priest
Freda Foh Shen
as TV Newscaster
Donna Hanover
as Field Reporter
Michael Copeman
as Con Man Ed
Victor Ertmanis
as Man in Mets Jersey
Greg Beresford
as Field Reporter
Stewart Bick
as Paramedic
James O'Regan
as Litterbug
Dick Callahan
as Bartender
Marty Waldman
as Salesman
Michelyn Emelle
as Duty Nurse Harriet
Jane Luk
as Admissions Nurse
Marilyn Peppiatt
as Floor Nurse
Myra Fried
as Floor Nurse
Al Therrien
as Security Guard
Don Saunders
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Dream Team

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | August 30, 2004
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

Hilarious and unexpectedly touching. A great vehicle for Keaton.

February 16, 2006

Audience Reviews for The Dream Team


The Dream Team is a very funny, well acted comedy with a great cast of talented actors. This is a very good film that has great comedy moments provided by its cast. The jokes are very funny, and the film is brilliantly directed. The Dream Team has so many good performances, that it's hard to pick the best. Every actor here is wonderful. The film has a fairly simple plot to it, but what makes this film worth seeing are the cast who are simply just hilarious. What makes the film good is the cast of accomplished actors who have proven themselves with wonderful films. The directing is good and the script has plenty of laugh out loud moments. Howard Zieff direction is well paced, and there are enough comedy bits to keep you interested from start to finish. The Dream Team is one of those rare comedies that every performance of each of the main cast stands out, and makes the film what it is. This film is quirky, zany and lots of fun. With a brilliant cast at hand, director Howard Zieff has made one of the best comedies of the 1980's. If you're looking for a great comedy, then give this film a shot. With a cast like this, it's a shame to pass up on this film. If you love well constructed comedies with a fine cast then this film is for you. The Dream Team is fun from start to finish, and there's plenty to enjoy and like I've stated before, this is a great cast who make this comedy worthwhile.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Entertaining and interesting, the thing is that, The Dream Team, show some cliches and a wear script, just like Zieff's direction.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


this is a hilarious movie. peter boyle was the pay off and the premise was smart. dated but was so good in its time that i still love it.

danny d

Super Reviewer

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