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

Uncouth, unctuous, and unbearable.

April 18, 2006

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August 22, 2005

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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… | December 31, 1999
Andrew Hicks

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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