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High Anxiety

2 Ratings: 2.0
Comedy movie directed by Mel Brooks

An affectionate homage more than a spoof of Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, Mel Brooks's hilarious movie is one of the funniest modern comedies around. Brooks plays a psychiatrist with a severe fear of heights who moves to the Bay Area to take over a psychiatric … see full wiki

Director: Mel Brooks
Genre: Comedy
1 review about High Anxiety

classic Mel Brooks

  • May 20, 2005
HIGH ANXIETY was Mel Brooks' salute to Alfred Hitchcock. Though many of the gags do fall flat, the entire movie as a whole is a complete joy.

Mel Brooks plays Richard Thorndyke, the new head psychiatrist of the leading `Institute For the Very, Very Nervous'. Thorndyke himself is plagued by bouts of `high anxiety' (vertigo). When Thorndyke is framed for murder and discovers the sinister cover-ups at the Institute, he joins the leggy Victoria Brisbane (Madeline Kahn) in a race against time to rescue her father from the clutches of sadistic Head Nurse Diesel (Cloris Leachman)!

Brooks and the rest of the cast have an absolute ball. Cloris Leachman sports a traffic-cone decolletage that would make Madonna jealous, in her inspired performance as Nurse Diesel (and her scenes with Harvey Korman are hysterical; you won't be able to view their performances in HERBIE GOES BANANAS the same way again). Madeline Kahn is Kim Novak, Eva Marie Saint and Tippi Hedren combined in her performance as Victoria Brisbane (now that's quite a lot of Hitchcock cool blonde-ness!).

Classic Mel Brooks.

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