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!

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  1. John Hamill


  2. Denis Hamill


  3. Michael Apted


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  1. Richard Pryor

    Richard Pryor

    Eddie Lenahan/Dr. Kevin Slattery

  2. Rachel Ticotin

    Rachel Ticotin

    Rachel Atwood

  3. Rubén Blades

    Rubén Blades


  4. MC

    Maria Cardinale


  5. Joe Mantegna

    Joe Mantegna

    Arthur Chambers

  6. Bob Dishy

    Bob Dishy

    Dr. Foster

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 40m

Budget $14,000,000.00

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • January 16, 1987
    R, Theatrical



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