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A high-class call girl accused of murder fights for the right to stand trial rather than be declared mentally incompetent.

Director:

Martin Ritt

Writers:

Tom Topor (play), Tom Topor (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbra Streisand ... Claudia Draper
Richard Dreyfuss ... Aaron Levinsky
Maureen Stapleton ... Rose Kirk
Karl Malden ... Arthur Kirk
Eli Wallach ... Dr. Herbert A. Morrison
Robert Webber ... Francis MacMillan
James Whitmore ... Judge Stanley Murdoch
Leslie Nielsen ... Allen Green
William Prince ... Clarence Middleton
Dakin Matthews ... 1st Judge
Paul Benjamin ... Harry Harrison
Warren Manzi Warren Manzi ... Saul Kreiglitz
Elizabeth Hoffman ... Dr. Johnson
Castulo Guerra ... Dr. Arantes
Stacy Bergman Stacy Bergman ... 16 year-old Claudia
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Storyline

A high-class call girl kills a customer in self-defense. To avoid scandal, her parents try to have her declared mentally incompetent. Not helping matters is that she is very distrustful of everybody, including her court-appointed attorney, and is very disruptive during her court hearings. Written by Tony Berkoff <aberkoff@hq.caci.com>

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Taglines:

Mad As In Angry. Or Just Plain... NUTS

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Drama | Thriller

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 March 1988 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Me quieren volver loca See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$30,950,002
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The start of principal photography on this picture was delayed so actor Richard Dreyfuss could finish work on Tin Men (1987). See more »

Quotes

Aaron Levinsky: Mrs. Draper. Do you want me to represent you in this competency hearing?
Claudia Draper: I don't know. Are you any good?
Aaron Levinsky: You had good. Now you got me.
Claudia Draper: I could do worse.
Aaron Levinsky: Don't be so sure.
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SINDHI-BHAIRAVI
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Performed by Ravi Shankar
Courtesy of CBS Records
(Apartment Music)
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Psychologically entrancing
27 March 2000 | by ocbkaSee all my reviews

This movie is very psychological and emotional. The realism of Claudia's abuse as a child and its effects on her life as an adult is very heart-wrenching. It made me so furious to see Claudia's helplessness in a fight against the judicial system and her wealthy parents. It is depressing to see just how far the power of money can take us as a society - free killers and lock up (in this case institutionalise) the innocent. It is even more terrifying to know what kind of "licensed professionals" get to judge people's "mental capacity." This movie shows that there is still some hope and justice in the world.


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