The Dream Team

It requires an adroit hand to balance a story of recovery with a satire on mental health care, a crime-solving odyssey, and a study of four distinctively deranged characters. To that end, writers Jon Connelly and David Loucka have fashioned a script that works largely because of the efforts of the four capable and credible actors who comprise The Dream...read more

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It requires an adroit hand to balance a story of recovery with a satire on mental health care, a crime-solving odyssey, and a study of four distinctively deranged characters. To that end, writers Jon Connelly and David Loucka have fashioned a script that works largely because of the

efforts of the four capable and credible actors who comprise The Dream Team: Christopher LLoyd, Stephen Furst, Peter Boyle, and Michael Keaton. The story begins at the Cedarbrook Psychiatric Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey where Dr. Weitzman (Dennis Boutsikaris), the therapist to this

none-too-cooperative team, decides that a field trip to a Yankee game would be just the ticket to raise the spirits of his group. What he doesn't anticipate is that on the way he'll witness a murder, get knocked cold by the assassins, and be whisked away in an ambulance while his patients wait

obediently in the van. Director Howard Zieff has taken particular care to elicit only the kinds of laughs that remind us of our own fragile existence. The effort of the four members of The Dream Team to rally support for one another is careful not to exceed their functional capacities as

individuals. And this is where the performances of Keaton, Lloyd, and Boyle are best served.

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  • Released: 1989
  • Rating: PG-13
  • Review: It requires an adroit hand to balance a story of recovery with a satire on mental health care, a crime-solving odyssey, and a study of four distinctively deranged characters. To that end, writers Jon Connelly and David Loucka have fashioned a script that w… (more)

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