High Anxiety

(1977)

Genres: Comedy, Thriller

Classics from the Vault: Mel Brooks or Woody Allen? (1980)

About High Anxiety

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Newly arrived psychiatric administrator Dr. Richard Thorndyke (Mel Brooks) finds some bizarre shenanigans occurring at the Psychoneurotic Institute for the Very, Very Nervous. But when he's framed for murder, Dr. Thorndyke must confront his own neurotic demons, a raging case of "high anxiety," in order to clear his name. Contains a handful of set pieces that satirize such Alfred Hitchcock classics as The Birds, Psycho and Vertigo.

Cast: Mel Brooks, Madeline Kahn, Cloris Leachman, Harvey Korman, Ron Carey, Howard Morris, Dick Van Patten, Jack Riley, Charlie Callas, Ron Clark, Rudy De Luca, Barry Levinson, Lee Delano

Director: Mel Brooks

Release Year: 1977

Length: 94 minutes

Rating: PG

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