Madhouse (1990)




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A well-to-do couple (John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley) are inundated by obnoxious houseguests from New Jersey until they decide to fight back and reclaim their home turf.
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John Larroquette
as Mark Bannister
Kirstie Alley
as Jessie Bannister
John Diehl
as Fred
Jessica Lundy
as Bernice
Bradley Gregg
as Jonathan
Wayne Tippit
as Grindle
Robert Camilletti
as Shady Character Outside Strip Joint
Paul Eiding
as Stark
Aeryk Egan
as C.K.
Mark Bringelson
as Prick Automaton Cop
Karen Kronwell
as Female Cop
Heather McNair
as Karen Kelly
Mark Manning
as Russell Fenn
Michael Zand
as Kaddir
Dr. Jack Penix
as Dr. Jack Penix [Jessie's Interviewees]
Bob Sorenson
as Field Reporter
Rob Camilletti
as Shady Character Outside Strip Joint
Richard Alexander
as "Bust Somebody"
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 Fan
Hart Throb
as `Tom Cruise' Boy Fan
Aaron Berger
as `Space People Eat my Mom and Dad'
Elaine Moe
as `Fistful of Valium'
Loy Burns
as `Get Drunk'
Jack Edward Sawyers
as `Polka Man'
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 Oven'
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 (5) | Top Critics (2)

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

July 25, 2002

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May 21, 2004
Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 15, 1990
Entertainment Weekly
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Audience Reviews for Madhouse

This is a very dated comedy. John Larroquette and Kristie Alley have moments of hilarity through a screenplay that should work but it's a mixed bag. A dark comedy about yuppies in peril(Larroquette, Alley) who deal with unexpected houseguests who make their ideal life into a living hell. There are many laugh out loud moments(Alley's nervous breakdown on the air.) and really bad scenes(the cat who refuses to die.) It is a seriously uneven comedy but it's likeable despite itself.

Orlando Diaz
Orlando Diaz

Ah house guests,don't we love em? haha.This movie shows how quickly and unexpectedly things can get out of control and boy is it funny when they do.The movies humor comes and goes but its worth watching just for a few good laughs.

isabella russo
isabella russo

Rivals "The Neverending Story II" as my least-essential theatrical viewing experience. Still, I miss the days when John Larroquette could have been considered, however incorrectly, a viable leading man for a feature film. My weakness for broad comedies in which property is needlessly destroyed prevents me from hating it with any real vigor, but it's still a big pile of bad-smelling crap.

Jeremy Stover
Jeremy Stover

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