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What About Bob? [1991] (1 disc)

Director:Frank Oz
Writer:Tom Schulman
Composer:Miles Goodman
Length:99 minutes
(1 hour 39 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
Sorting Tub:Delta
IMDB Rating:6.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:81%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A patient who is scared of everything follows his psychiatrist on vacation.

Reaction: Funny and classic.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Frank Oz => Director
Tom Schulman => Writer
Miles Goodman => Composer
Barbara Andres => Claire, Dr. Marvin's Secretary
Bill Murray => Bob 'Bobby' Wiley
Brian Reddy => Carswell Fensterwald, M.D.
Charlie Korsmo => Sigmund 'Siggy' Marvin
Doris Belack => Dr. Catherine Tomsky
Fran Brill => Lily Marvin
Julie Hagerty => Fay Marvin
Kathryn Erbe => Anna Marvin
Marcella Lowery => Betty, Switchboard Operator
Margot Welch => Gwen, Switchboard Operator
Reg E. Cathey => Howie, 'Good Morning America' Director
Richard Dreyfuss => Dr. Leo Marvin
Richard Fancy => Minister
Roger Bowen => Phil
Susan Willis => Mrs. Guttman
Tom Aldredge => Mr. Guttman

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Frank Oz wanted Patrick Stewart to play Leo Marvin.
  • Roger Bowen's last film.
  • The asylum where Dr. Marvin tries to have Bob committed is actually the Elks National Home in the City Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia. It is locally known because every Christmas the front lawn is lit with thousands of Christmas lights and draws nearly 100,000 spectators from the surrounding areas.
  • Leo Marvin is a psychiatrist whose kids' names are "Anna" and "Sigmund" named after the very well-known psychiatrist Sigmund Freud and his daughter, child psychologist Anna Freud.
  • [?] Woody Allen was suggested for the role of Leo Marvin.
  • Julie Hagerty was only 10 years older than Kathryn Erbe, who played her daughter, Anna.