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The Dream Team Movie Review Summary

Actors: Michael Keaton, Christopher Lloyd, Peter Boyle, Stephen Furst, Lorraine Bracco, Dennis Boutsikaris

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Billy (Keaton) is violent, Henry (Lloyd)'s a paranoid schizophrenic (although he comes more like an obsessive-compulsive), Jack (Boyle) is a former ad exec, and Albert (Furst) is a near-catatonic who only speaks in baseball terms. They are all in group therapy at Cedarbrook Psychiatric Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey, and they don't see eye-to-eye. Their therapist, Dr. Weitzman (nicely played by Boutsikaris), arranges a pass for them to take a day trip to a Yankees game, but through a series of circumstances the doctor witnesses an execution-style murder and gets clubbed into unconsciousness, leaving the four nuts loose in the Big Apple. Given a somewhat dubious premise, this is a surprisingly well-written and delightfully acted 1989 film that starts out mildly but gathers steam (both in terms of humor and dramatic tension) as it goes along. It's hard to say whether Keaton, Boyle, or Lloyd is more memorable; it's great to see them all in action, and the story really has you rooting for them by the end.
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The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Inner struggle or disability    -   Yes Brain/Body not working?    -   mental illness

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing nude male butt Any profanity?    -   Some foul language

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