Delirious (1991)




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When a soap-opera scriptwriter (John Candy) is knocked out after an accident, he wakes in the fictional city where his soap is set. Unsure whether he is dreaming or being punished by a Dantean scheme of hell, he plays along with the set-up and later finds that frequent returns to reality allow himself to write the script he later acts out.
Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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MGM Home Entertainment


John Candy
as Jack Gable
Mariel Hemingway
as Louise/Janet
Emma Samms
as Laura/Rachel
Raymond Burr
as Carter
Dylan Baker
as Blake
David Rasche
as Dennis/Dr. Kirkland
Andrea Thompson
as Nurse Helen
Jerry Orbach
as Lou Sherwood
Robert Wagner
as Jack Gates
Zach Grenier
as Mickey
Renée Taylor
as Arlene Sherwood
Milt Oberman
as Arnie Fetterman
Mark Boone Jr.
as Cable Man
Tony Steedman
as Edward the Butler
Rita Gomez
as Marge
Stephanie Segal
as TV Reporter
Mark Zuelke
as Chauffeur
Dick Durock
as Riley
Peter Bromilow
as Auctioneer
Brooke Ashley
as Cheerleader
Glenn Dixon
as Elderly Man
Paul Tuerpé
as Waiter
Fred Morsell
as Choking Man
Zach Phifer
as Attendant
Marvin Kaplan
as Typewriter Repairman
Elaine Swayneson
as Secretary
Jay Della Valle
as Ashford Falls Cable Man
Bill Wittman
as Soap Announcer
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Critic Reviews for Delirious

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August 15, 2007
Rolling Stone
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Full Review… | August 13, 2007
New Yorker
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Full Review… | October 3, 2006
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Washington Post
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Audience Reviews for Delirious

John Candy ends up in a world of his own creation in Delirious. The film follows a writer for the daytime soap opera "Beyond Our Dreams," and through happenstance he ends up getting stuck in his own show. Co-staring Mariel Hemingway, Raymond Burr, and Robert Wagner, the film has a solid cast. However, it's Candy's charisma that carries the film and sets the tone. Still, the writing's rather smart and provides some good satire on soap operas while delivering over-the-top comedy that works really well. But as good as the humor is, it all sort fizzles out in the last act. Delirious has its problems, but it's also a lot of fun and is full of laughs.

Dann Michalski
Dann Michalski

Super Reviewer

Aside from Candy, the characters were annoying, lacked humor and was just annoying to watch. I couldn't wait for it to end.

Raw Passage
Raw Passage

(***): [img][/img] I had a lot more fun with this one than what I was expecting.


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