The Dream Team

     Catagory: Comedy

     MPAA Rating: PG-13

     Owned By: Keith

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Movie Details:   The eponymous team consists of four residents of a New Jersey psychiatric hospital: Ex-postal worker Christopher Lloyd, who fancies himself a doctor; one-time ad agency exec Peter Boyle, suffering from a Messiah/Martyr complex; Writer Michael Keaton, who cannot abide the "idiots" in the world (namely, everyone but himself); and TV-obsessed Steven Furst, the "baby" of the bunch. Permitted a field trip to a baseball game, the four unfortunates wander off when psychiatrist Dennis Boutsikaris is waylaid by two corrupt police officers after he witnesses them killing a third cop. The innocent inmates are accused of attacking Boutsikaris, but it is they who team up to bring the actual culprits to justice. The plot is essentially an excuse to trot out the old "who's really crazy?" argument, with the comparative normalcy of the mental institution predictably contrasted with the insanity of New York City. Fortunately, the performances of the four stars manage to transcend the inherent banalities in the script.