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Dream Team's craziness is a little too sane

Ry Tonty Silber
Wo, re all a iitle crazy. However
nuch any of as deny it there comes
a ime when we all go nuts. For
M ll )1 Youit wits on South
Unvevrs w nen the Blue shined
mrougin Now comes a motion
picture caled Ihe Dream Team, in
which we have four self-pronounced
crazy men setting off on a series of
crazy adventures for one crazy day
and night in the self-pronounced
crazy city of New York.
This film is a character sketch of
four extremely wacky and different
mental patients. Since motion
pictures tend to take issues of mental
illness to an extreme, could we ex-
pect four relatively "normal" mental
patients as the centerpiece of our
story? Of course not. Therefore, the
writers of The Dream Team have
squeezed out some outlandish per-
sonalities from their imaginative
minds, to make them purposely
unbelievable.
The main cast of the film has
great comedy experience, and any
one of the four could star alone in a
lower budget comedy. Michael
Keaton (Johnny Dangeroulsy, Bee-
ilejuice) plays Billy Caulfield, a man
prone to a violent temper and oc-
casional irrationality. Christopher

The main cast of the fI1m
hay great comedy exper-
ience. and any one of the
four could star alone in a
lower budget comedy.

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Reader's responses s
A lcDonald's ook the cake as bes W rp d t n
3yAde il retlfoDe htcm ihToiling away last Friday night - chopsticks?
'riday night -- counting up all your ~A couple voters were :eaII ry e k n
otes. one of he few things LatI nooked on one establishment and out
ept as going were the smattering k1 down in numoci Oi cagOrie de votees show
tmorous responses. Some were For example. Motel 6 got votes for
id standbys, ike 'Are yo"l ate night cats npace .do uncn vw ondrous Xw I
iddng?" written 'n for 'Bes' dOrm place to take the folkS. ml. lppmn lothing category. Subtle. Anther
neat", and "Here, in Ann Arbor?" for .nem all, best excuse for a ite pa- simoly wrote "Idon'' buy used
Best food bargain ,but some were. per. The management nere rpans to 2loth"ng Blunt.
o be honest, roll-around-on-the -get an MTS hook-un next term. so As he end of the term
loor-funny. Here's a taste: we won't have ha problem any aproache. e excuses you all
In the food category one eader longer.
pparently got tis ethnicites -nixed The dryers at Markley is where better and oetter. For the less
ip and selected Taco Bell as the best one reader 'shops' for clothes. Sort creative among you, try out a few of
lace for Italian Food. Taco Bell of gives new meaning to the phrase these gems: 'Girlfriend put it on a
Alfredo? Hmmm. wash and wear, plane to Phoenix," "Identity crisis,"
Another gourmet thought the A few snobs put down Bivuoac "Decapitation," My girlfriendis
Thicken Salad Oriental at and Hudson's in the Thrift/Used sleeping on it." "I ate it - I need fiber
in my diet," and, tied for first place,
"Donated brain to dying child," and
"Channeling Elvis."
. Some readers have made some
INSTANT CASH-!_ mistakes in the dating arena, but,
reading their answers to Worst Place

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to Take a First Date. can you blame
them? Burger King and McDonald's
are obvious losers. The troika of Ice-
fishing, Iowa, and the tractor pull,
while sometimes ndiscernible from
one another, are also definite no-
no s. Our favorite response. though.
was a LASC neetinmz
One reader av some advice o
fellow males 'nn hc3csi place to
Take a First Dai eategory. "If sne
sports a clip. take ner to Charlie s,
where else?"
While we're on the topic, the
Best Birth Control Method garnered
some winning answers. Among the
more painful responses were a Hefty
Cinch-Sak and duct tape. "Aspirin
between the knees" sounds
interesting, as does golf, but we
should point out that Jack Nicklaus
has a bevy of offsprings. "Pointing
and laughing" and "Eeeeu! Put it
away" were on the cruel side, but
cruelest of them all was the reader
who simply wrote "Steve Knopper."
One of the Daily's news editors,

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Lloyd (Taxi, Back To The Futur
plays Henry Sikorsky, a man o
sessed with the delusion that he
psychoanalyst.
If those two aren't enough, Pe
Boyle (Young Frankenstein, John
Dangerously) also stars as Ja
McDermott, a former advertisi
executive who now lives a life
Christ fixations. And finally, th
is Stephen Furst - famous for l
portrayal as Flounder in Anim
House - who plays Albert Ianuz
a television freak whose only wor
are those which eminate from t
idiot box. The film belongs to the
characters. Any story would
incidental, and it is.
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From left: Michael Keaton, Stephen Furst, Christopher Lloyd, and Peter Boyle star as
a group of escaped "crazies" in The Dream Team.

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simple and predictable. Billy, Henry,
is Jack, and Albert are ali taken off the
I grounds of the sanitaruim to go to a
Yankees game with their doctor
(Dennis Boutsikaris). Somewhere
along the way, the doctor disappears
and the four "crazies" must fend for
themselves in the city until they can
discover what happend to him. Of
course in a story such as this, each
patient's particular disability will get
him in trouble.
The film is dependent on cn of
the :our characters remaining siricLIV
in their confined roles throughout
the entire picture, and each character
does Just that. Boyle and Loyd are
particularily outstanding in this
quest oroviding numerou, laughs
:during the course of their follies.
Keaton s more difficult to discern as
"crazy,' and therefore his character is

often moody and angry, never falling
into the same neat niche the others
have. In other words, he's been bet-
ter in the past.
The Dream Team is ultimately
harmed by overexpectation. With a
cast of this caliber, it's easy to
expect more in a comedy. But the
film can also not be called a failure.-
It serves its purpose in providing a
somewhat entertaining and light-
hearted film - although that's not a
very difficult thing to do on this1
level. The story, which involves a
police conspiracy, is more unbe-
lievable than the characters, and it
contributes in dragging the final
product down.
Craziness can be exhilarating
(One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest)
and it can be sensitive (Rain Man),j
but it can also be fun, like Thel

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Dream Team. However in being just
fun, it can also easily fall short of
presenting something really memor-
able, and then craziness can be
downright disappointing.
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Showcase Cinemas.
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