Release Date: January 8th, 1988
DVD Release Date: April 1st, 2003
R|1 hr 38 min
John Burns (Dan Aykroyd) is a patient at a mental institution who gets an unexpected shot at freedom when circumstances find him mistaken for a colleague of Dr. George Maitlin (Charles Grodin). Sneaking out of the facility, Burns poses as his psychiatrist on a radio show in Los Angeles, which leads to great ratings for the program. Burns also finds a new friend in homeless eccentric Donald Becker (Walter Matthau), but his good times are threatened when Maitlin discovers the ruse.
Director: Michael Ritchie
Production Co: Orion Pictures
Distributors: Orion Pictures, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc.