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.
David Cronenberg, was Steve Martin's first choice to direct this film after Martin saw Scanners (1981). However, Cronenberg turned it down because he was busy working on Videodrome (1983) and wasn't interested in making a comedy.
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 ...
In the credits, Stepfanie Kramer's first name is misspelled "Stephanie".
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
$3,498,931 (USA) (5 June 1983)
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