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High Anxiety
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
2.5 Stars
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Rating: PG Year: 1978 Category: Comedy
Director: Mel Brooks Time: 94:00:00 min. Writer: Mel Brooks & Ron Clark

Reviews
Mine: This has some moments, but lacks the manic energy of Mel Brooks better movies.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Affectionate, well-made but uneven spoof of Hitchcock films with Brooks as psychiatrist who walks into trouble as new head of sanitarium. Isolated moments of great comedy bolster so-so film. Future RAIN MAN director Barry Levinson, who coscripted this film, appears as a hostile hotel bellman. Kahn's father is played by special effects maestro (and real-life Hitchcock collaborator) Albert J. Whitlock.
User Reviews:
Leigh's rating:
2.5 Stars
(out of 5 stars)
Fun to watch once and make the Hitchcock connections, but not as good as 'SpaceBalls.'
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Cast
Mel Brooks Mel Brooks as:
Dr. Richard Thorndyke
Madeline Kahn Madeline Kahn as:
Victoria Brisbane
Cloris Leachman Cloris Leachman as:
Nurse Charlotte
Harvey Korman Harvey Korman as:
Dr. Montague
Ron Carey as:
Brophy
Howard Morris as:
Dr. Lillolman
Dick Van Patten Dick Van Patten as:
Dr. Wentworth
Jack Riley as:
The Desk Clerk