High Anxiety

High Anxiety (1977)

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Corrected entry: When Dr. Richard Thorndike sees his former professor Dr Lilloman right after first arriving at the institute, Dr Lilloman quizzes him by asking, "a patient comes into your office suffering from Belldon's Hysteria, and he has a seizure right in your office, what do you give him?" Dr Thorndike responds "2 cc's of aqueous Thorazine coupled with Somadiozine". There is no such thing as Belldon's Hysteria, and there is such a thing as Thorazine but it is used for bipolar depression but there is no AQUEOUS Thorazine. There is also no such drug as Somadiozine. (00:11:50)

Correction: Of course there are no such drugs - the movie is a comedy written and directed by a comedian that spoofs Alfred Hitchcock films as well as the psychiatric industry.

Scott215

Corrected entry: When going up in the elevator in the big hotel, the bellman makes a big deal about how the seventeenth floor is the top floor in the hotel. But when he presses the button to go up to the seventeenth floor, you can clearly see more numbers down below that you can push to go to a higher floor. Also, when he gets out of the elevator, there are arrows pointing up and down. Why would there be an arrow pointing up if they are on the highest floor?

Correction: When the bellboy was telling Dr. Thorndyke and Brophy that the 17th floor was the top floor, he could very well have meant that it was the top floor for ROOMS. The upper floors could have been convention floors.

Continuity mistake: When Thorndike is running to the park's storage shed to escape the pigeons dive-bombing, the back of his jacket has a set number of prominent pigeon dropping marks, yet when he enters the shed there are more markings seen, and all are smeared across the jacket.

Scott215

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Victoria Brisbane: How did you, ummmm... get my room number? I am not going to listen to any more of this, I mean, I've had just about enough! What are you wearing? Jeans? You're wearing jeans? I bet they're tight.

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Trivia: When Dr. Thorndyke is checking into the hotel in San Francisco, he is informed a "Mr. MacGuffin" has changed his room number. "MacGuffin" is a movie-making term popularized by Alfred Hitchcock referring to a plot device that drives the story, but what the object actually is or does is irrelevant.

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Question: What is the name of the song that blasts in Dr. Wentworth's car and causes his ears to rupture? Or was it something created for the movie?

Brian Katcher

Answer: It was a song written by Mel Brooks for the film. It's called "If You Love Me Baby, Tell Me Loud."

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