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
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Critic Reviews for The Dream Team
Hilarious and unexpectedly touching. A great vehicle for Keaton.
Romanticizing mental illness at its worst.
Yet another Keaton-related disaster. Get this guy a new agent!
Mental illness is no laughing matter, and neither is this film.
Strap youself in for a chunk of great laughs
A very underrated film, with Peter Boyle stealing the show.
even Keaton can't make this clunker click
A solid cast helps mold the material into something sweet.
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.More
Entertaining and interesting, the thing is that, The Dream Team, show some cliches and a wear script, just like Zieff's direction.More
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.More
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