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Madhouse

  • Comedy
  • 1990
  • Tom Ropelewski
  • 86 mins
  • 15

Summary

Comedy starring John Larroquette and Kirstie Alley. A young couple's dreams of happiness in their new suburban home are shattered when the husband's obnoxious cousin and his wife decide to visit. And this is only the beginning of their troubles.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Long before Monty Woolley outstayed his welcome in The Man Who Came to Dinner, the unwanted guest had been a staple of cinematic comedy. The situation is taken to its extreme in this uneven farce, in which Kirstie Alley and John Larroquette find their new love nest overrun by the kind of relatives you hope you only see at weddings and funerals. The contrast between down-on-their-luck John Diehl and Jessica Lundy and wealthy wife Alison LaPlaca makes for some contrived satire, but writer/director Tom Ropelewski comes up with a couple of cracking moments, the best involving a spaced-out moggie.

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Credits

Cast

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Mark BannisterJohn Larroquette
Jessie BannisterKirstie Alley
ClaudiaAlison LaPlaca
FredJohn Diehl
BerniceJessica Lundy
JonathanBradley Gregg
WesDennis Miller
DaleRobert Ginty

Crew

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DirectorTom Ropelewski

Details

Released on
1990-11-16
Languages
English
Guidance
Contains violence and swearing.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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