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High Anxiety  1977

High Anxiety 1977

Mel Brooks' parody of Alfred Hitchcock films.
Genres: Comedy
Time: 1h 34min
IMDb: 6.7/10

Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on. When he’s framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own psychiatric condition, “high anxiety,” in order to clear his name. An homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock; contains many parodies of famous Hitchcock scenes from THE BIRDS, PSYCHO, and VERTIGO. Written by Scott Renshaw <[email protected]>

Details

» Country: USA » Language: English » Release Date: 25 December 1977 (USA)
 » Also Known As: Alta Ansiedade
 » Filming Locations: Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco, California, USA
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Box Office

Budget:$4,015,000 (estimated) Gross USA: $31,063,038
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Company Credits

Production Co: Crossbow Productions
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Technical Specs

Runtime: 94 min Sound Mix: Dolby Color: Color Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1 –  »
Taglines: The Master of Comedy takes on The Master of Suspense!  »

User Review:

gavin6942 » Dr. Richard Thorndyke arrives as new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, VERY Nervous to discover some suspicious goings-on.

I feel like there was a shortage of jokes at times, but that is Brooks' style. He is more about the scene and less about the jokes. A constant atmosphere of humor, of fun.

Picking Hitchcock to lampoon was a great choice, too. I was able to catch a handful of references but probably missed many, too. That would only add to the film's humor, I suppose. I recommend the film for any Brooks fan, though I would say it is neither his best or worst.
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