Wednesday, June 30, 2010

High Anxiety (1977)

Brooks plays Doctor Richard H. Thorndyke, who becomes the new administrator of the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous after the previous doctor died. He meets some very odd characters including Nurse Diesel and Doctor Charles Montague. When he’s framed for murder, Richard has to confront his own demons, suffering from a fear of extreme heights called “High Anxiety”. With the daughter of a patient at the institute named Victoria Brisbane, he tries to clear his name by finding the real killer. A wonderfully funny comedy that pays homage to the films of Alfred Hitchcock; with parodies of famous Hitchcock scenes from The Birds, Psycho, and Vertigo.
Starring Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Dick Van Patten, Barry Levinson 7/10

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