The Dream Team (1989) - Rotten Tomatoes

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The Dream Team (1989)




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During an outing to a baseball game, a group of four psychiatric inmates break away from the group and wind up wandering loose in New York City in this comedy. Their predicament worsens when their psychiatrist turns up wounded, and the mismatched band must prove that they are not responsible.

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Michael Keaton
as Billy Caulfield
Christopher Lloyd
as Henry Sikorsky
Peter Boyle
as Jack McDermott
Stephen Furst
as Albert Ianuzzi
Dennis Boutsikaris
as Dr. Weitzman
Milo O'Shea
as Dr. Newald
Philip Bosco
as O'Malley
James Remar
as Gianelli
Jack Gilpin
as Dr. Talmer
Macintyre Dixon
as Dr. Verboven
J.R. Zimmerman
as Hospital Guard
Maxine Miller
as Newald's Secretary
Patricia Idlette
as Woman at Police Station
Ellen Maguire
as Canning's Secretary
Dwayne McLean
as Old Gent
Chick Roberts
as Old Guard
Nicholas Pasco
as Man Out Window
Jack Duffy
as Bernie
Brad Sullivan
as Sgt. Vincente
Larry Pine
as Canning
Kenneth Raybourne
as Gospel Musician
Alphonsus E. Platt
as Gospel Musician
Harold Surratt
as Pastor Lester
Janet Feindel
as Senior Nurce
Tico Wells
as Station Attendant
Barry Flatman
as Arrogant Yuppie
Lizbeth MacKay
as Henry's Wife
Olivia Horton
as Henry's Daughter
Jack Jessop
as Dr. Meekum
Ron James
as Dwight
Wayne Tippit
as Capt. Lewitt
Dennis Parlato
as TV Newscaster
Eric Fink
as Priest
Freda Foh Shen
as TV Newscaster
Michael Copeman
as Con Man Ed
Donna Hanover
as Field Reporter
Victor Ertmanis
as Man in Mets Jersey
Greg Beresford
as Field Reporter
Stewart Bick
as Paramedic
James O'Regan
as Litterbug
Dick Callahan
as Bartender
Marty Waldman
as Salesman
Michelyn Emelle
as Duty Nurse Harriet
Jane Luk
as Admissions Nurse
Marilyn Peppiatt
as Floor Nurse
Myra Fried
as Floor Nurse
Al Therrien
as Security Guard
Don Saunders
as Security Guard
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Critic Reviews for The Dream Team

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (1)

This is not a bad starting place for a movie, but the filmmakers are unable to devise anything original for the patients to do once they've been set free.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The Dream Team ultimately fares best in its affable and consistently watchable first half...

June 26, 2020 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Hilarious and unexpectedly touching. A great vehicle for Keaton.

February 16, 2006 | Rating: 8/10

Romanticizing mental illness at its worst.

August 24, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

Yet another Keaton-related disaster. Get this guy a new agent!

March 4, 2003 | Rating: 0/5

Mental illness is no laughing matter, and neither is this film.

December 25, 2002 | Rating: 2/5

Audience Reviews for The Dream Team


The Dream Team is a very funny, well acted comedy with a great cast of talented actors. This is a very good film that has great comedy moments provided by its cast. The jokes are very funny, and the film is brilliantly directed. The Dream Team has so many good performances, that it's hard to pick the best. Every actor here is wonderful. The film has a fairly simple plot to it, but what makes this film worth seeing are the cast who are simply just hilarious. What makes the film good is the cast of accomplished actors who have proven themselves with wonderful films. The directing is good and the script has plenty of laugh out loud moments. Howard Zieff direction is well paced, and there are enough comedy bits to keep you interested from start to finish. The Dream Team is one of those rare comedies that every performance of each of the main cast stands out, and makes the film what it is. This film is quirky, zany and lots of fun. With a brilliant cast at hand, director Howard Zieff has made one of the best comedies of the 1980's. If you're looking for a great comedy, then give this film a shot. With a cast like this, it's a shame to pass up on this film. If you love well constructed comedies with a fine cast then this film is for you. The Dream Team is fun from start to finish, and there's plenty to enjoy and like I've stated before, this is a great cast who make this comedy worthwhile.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

Entertaining and interesting, the thing is that, The Dream Team, show some cliches and a wear script, just like Zieff's direction.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer


this is a hilarious movie. peter boyle was the pay off and the premise was smart. dated but was so good in its time that i still love it.

danny d
danny d

Super Reviewer

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