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Madhouse (1990)




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John Larroquette starred with Kirstie Alley in this comedy involving a couple's troubles with their starter home. An array of obstinate houseguests refuse to leave and provoke the anger of all involved.more
Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Ropelewski
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 30, 1990
Orion Home Video


John Larroquette
as Mark Bannister
Kirstie Alley
as Jessie Bannister
Bradley Gregg
as Jonathan
Robert Camilletti
as Shady Character Outs...
Wayne Tippit
as Grindle
Mark Bringelson
as Prick Automaton Cop
Karen Kronwell
as Female Cop
Heather McNair
as Karen Kelly
Mark Manning
as Russell Fenn
Dr. Jack Penix
as Dr. Jack Penix [Jess...
Bob Sorenson
as Field Reporter
Richard Alexander
as "Bust Somebody"
Rob Camilletti
as Shady Character Outs...
Elizabeth Lang
as Mark's Secretary
Peppi Sanders
as Receptionist
Jay Bernard
as Kaminsky
Frank Dworsky
as Mailroom Employee
Rene L. Moreno
as Mailroom Runner
Deborah Swartz
as `Chloroform'
Lisa Rubin
as `Tom Cruise' Girl Fa...
Hart Throb
as `Tom Cruise' Boy Fan
Aaron Berger
as `Space People Eat my...
Elaine Moe
as `Fistful of Valium'
Loy Burns
as `Get Drunk'
Pat Willoughby
as `Polka Lady'
Dick Alexander
as `Bust Somebody'
Francis Brooks
as `Pump Iron'
Marlon Darton
as `Meditation'
Jon Proudstar
as `Shoot 'Em'
Mel Coleman
as `Strangle 'Em'
Kimberly Steuter
as `Cook 'Em in the Ove...
Elizabeth Kneeland
as `Hide His Medication...
Ed Peterson
as `Her Ancient Husband...
Grant Moran
as `Kindness'
Michael Waltman
as `Insulin'
Darwin Hall
as `Hammer'
Karen Deconcini
as `Bean Dip'
Earl Smith
as `Shiv'
Kevin Wadowski
as `Hit 'N' Run'
Ethan Aronson
as `His Car'
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Critic Reviews for Madhouse

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 16, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
Top Critic

It's like a sitcom exploded onto the big screen.

July 26, 2002

Audience Reviews for Madhouse

Great comedy, filled with hilarious tidbits. Fantastic movie from the early 90's.

Leo L

Super Reviewer

It is corny and silly, but I love it. And Kirstie still looked terrific in this one! Madcap comedy worth watching on a rainy afternoon.

Sara R

Along the same lines of Christmas Vacation, this movie is about a married couple who just buys a new home and before they know it, it's over run with unwanted house guests. There are some humorous moments but over all the writing is pretty weak. Kirstie Alley and John Larroquette do an adequet job, but it's the supporting cast that is dreadful and a little too obnoxious to be believable. The potential to make a great comedy was there but it just fell short. One of those movies that you watch when there's nothing else on and you want to be mildly entertained.

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