PG | | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller
A psychiatrist with intense acrophobia (fear of heights) goes to work for a mental institution run by doctors who appear to be crazier than their patients, and have secrets that they are willing to commit murder to keep.
Gene Wilder was originally considered for the part of Dr. Richard Thorndyke, but scheduling forced Wilder to turn the role down.
Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke:
I understand now. I understand now. It's not heights I'm afraid of, it's parents!
Dr. Vicktor Lillolman: Yeah. Yeah. Now climb you son-of-a-bitch! Climb!
A crewmember's shadow is visible on the ground in the "Birds" scene as Dr. Richard H. Thorndyke runs for cover.
The end credits roll over stills from the movie, except for the "the end" credit. The still of Mel Brooks running towards the camera is an outtake and was not in the movie.
When this was aired on Comedy Central in the 1990s, several scenes were inexplicably deleted: