R | | Comedy, Romance, Sci-Fi
A brain surgeon marries a femme fatale, causing his life to turn upside down. Things go more awry when he falls in love with a talking brain.
Carl Reiner would say in an interview, "That movie has one of my favorite scenes ever, with the little four-year-old girl. She's standing on the corner watching, and Steve has just run over Kathleen Turner and almost killed her, and she's lying there and she needs help. He says to the four-year-old girl, 'Listen, take these instructions,' and he gives her the most complicated instructions--has her call the ER and gives her four telephone numbers, and then he gives her ten different kinds of medical treatments. And he has her repeat it, and she repeats it to him, word for word. I'll never forget that, because I thought we'd be there all day. Luckily I took a close-up of her, because she repeated it word for word and that's the only take we ever took." Afterwards the interviewer said he thought the little girl was reading from a cue card. Reiner replied, "No, no, she was four, she couldn't read! And by the way, one day I was at a store, and there's a woman who's an executive there, and she says, 'We know each other.' I say, 'No, I'm sorry, I don't recall.' She says, 'Remember that girl from "The Man with Two Brains"?' and I said, 'Oh my God!' She was like 35 years old. That was one of my favorite human beings ever, that little girl."
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr:
Check the art line. You're hyperventilating the patient.
Anaestheseologist: No doctor.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Ready the bone wax. Metzenbaum scissors.
Surgery Nurse: Metzenbaum scissors.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Get that cat out of here.
Anaestheseologist: Yes sir.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Ready to close. Remove the Wietlander Retractor.
Surgery Nurse: Pre-closure doctor.
Dr. Michael Hfuhruhurr: Remove the ...
The painting is torn before the cat scratches it.
At the end is shown: Merv Griffin did not turn himself in and is at large. If you have any information as to his whereabouts, call your local theatre manager
Either a portion of a scene was deleted from the DVD or a scene was added to the TV version. In the scene where Steve Martin is rushing home to save the brain (Miss Uumellmahaye), he slams on the accelerator, which sends Kathleen Turner flying backward, to which she screams, "What the f...!"
$3,498,931 (USA) (5 June 1983)
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