Eddie is a con artist. But this time he's framed and comes before a judge. By claiming insanity, he hopes to get off the hook. He manages end up in a hospital for a mental examination. That night, a storm breaks out over New York, and the electricity to the hospital is broken. In the ensuing chaos that follows, Eddie is taken for a doctor. Suddenly he is in charge of a whole hospital!

  1. John Hamill


  2. Denis Hamill


  3. Michael Apted


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor

    Eddie Lenahan/Dr. Kevin Slattery

  2. Rachel Ticotin

    Rachel Ticotin

    Rachel Atwood

  3. Rubén Blades

    Rubén Blades


  4. Maria Cardinale


  5. Joe Mantegna

    Joe Mantegna

    Arthur Chambers

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Status Released

Release Information

  • January 16, 1987


    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget $14,000,000.00

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