Delirious [Blu-ray] [1991]

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  • Release Date: 02/02/2016
  • Rating: PG
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (7 out of 7)

Synopsis


Delirious
John Candy plays Jack Gable, a soap-opera writer who finds himself trapped inside his own television program with a magic typewriter in this toothless comedy. Jack finds himself embroiled in protecting his beloved Laura (Emma Samms), an actress who plays Rachel Hedison in Jack's show -- "Beyond Our Dreams" -- from having her character being killed off by the program's producers, the Sherwoods (Jerry Orbach, Renee Taylor). Laura has recently broken off with her co-star and lover Dennis (David Rasche) and is heading off for a weekend with Jack. As Jack unloads Laura's luggage, he conks himself on the head and knocks himself out. He awakens in a town bearing a name similar to the town in his soap opera. Dennis is on hand, but as his character in the show -- Dr. Paul Kirkland. Jack realizes that he has found himself in an alternative world made up of his soap opera world -- particularly apparent when he is recognized as Jack Gates, "the Wolf of Wall Street." Jack then meets Laura, who, in this soap opera world, is actually Janet Dubois, the daughter of a late biochemist who invented a pill that allows anyone to eat whatever they want and not gain any weight. The unscrupulous Hedison family (Raymond Burr, Charles Rocket, Dylan Baker) want to steal the formula for the pill and make a fortune for their pharmaceutical company. Jack then discovers that he can exit and re-enter the show at will and can alter the narrative of the show however he wants by typing up new plot points on his typewriter. In order to save Laura's character from the Sherwoods, Jack re-writes the show to save Janet by having his own character come to her rescue at the last minute. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • John Candy
    John Candy - Jack Gable
  • Mariel Hemingway
    Mariel Hemingway - Janet Dubois, Louise
  • Emma Samms
    Emma Samms - Rachel Hedison/Laura Claybourne
  • Raymond Burr
    Raymond Burr - Carter Hedison



Overall customer rating

3.6
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    One of Candy's Worst

    Posted
    kevman79

    'Delirious' was a dismal outing for John Candy, and just not a well scripted movie. As a matter of fact, the only part I thought was funny was the very beginning of the movie, where Candy's character waits for the Cable repair man to show up (who is taking his time, doing all sorts things not work related while on the clock). Widescreen and full-screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    DVD master on blu-ray imo...

    Posted
    Rudy
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    some kino lober releases of catalog titles are great. This one however is a cash in. basically taking a prior transfer and just putting that on blu-ray. of course it beats the dvd but I am still letdown.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun John Candy Movie

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    cb1973
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    We lost John Candy too soon. This is a fun film. If you are a fan of screwball comedy, John Candy and simply entertaining movies, this is for you.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good John Candy movie

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    BenC
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    This movie is a bit quirky, but it does have some funny moments. The funnier moments still make it a good movie to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A fun movie

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    Movieman1
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    A unique spoof.of the soap opera. Funny and warm. It stars John Candy and Raymond Burr.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic John Candy

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    Musicgeek
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    A find for John Candy fans. Light, charming comedy/ fantasy.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Alright

    Posted
    CallawayMan

    No matter what John Candy does I think it's funny but this wasn't his best.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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