The Dream Team (1989)




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Movie Info

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 … 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


as Billy Caulfield

as Henry Sikorsky

as Jack McDermott

as Albert Ianuzzi

as Dr. Weitzman

as Dr. Newald

as O'Malley

as Gianelli

as Dr. Talmer

as Dr. Verboven

as Hospital Guard

as Newald's Secretary

as Woman at Police Stat...

as Canning's Secretary

as Old Gent

as Old Guard

as Man Out Window

as Bernie

as Sgt. Vincente

as Canning

as Gospel Musician

as Gospel Musician

as Pastor Lester

as Senior Nurce

as Station Attendant

as Arrogant Yuppie

as Henry's Wife

as Henry's Daughter

as Dr. Meekum

as Dwight

as Capt. Lewitt

as TV Newscaster

as Priest

as TV Newscaster

as Field Reporter

as Con Man Ed

as Man in Mets Jersey

as Field Reporter

as Paramedic

as Litterbug

as Bartender

as Salesman

as Duty Nurse Harriet

as Admissions Nurse

as Floor Nurse

as Floor Nurse

as Security Guard

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… | 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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