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Director: Frank Oz     Starring: Richard Dreyfuss Bill Murray
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40134246
UPC: 717951005205
UPC 14: 00717951005205
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Bob's a special kind of friend. The kind that drives you crazy!
A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients tracks him down during his family vacation.

"Very funny outing...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
"Murray is at his comedic best...  VideoHound's Golden Movie Retriever

Editor's Note
Bob Wiley, a walking encyclopedia of psychological troubles, seeks help from an egotistical psychiatrist who promptly takes off for a quiet family vacation. Bob follows in quiet desperation, quickly endearing himself to the doctor's family but slowly driving the doctor completely mad in this excruciatingly funny film starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss.


Video Features DVD, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, French, Dubbed

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Buena Vista Home Entertainment
Video Release Date Release Date: 4/8/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 99 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1991
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 1836203
Video UPC UPC: 00717951005205
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bill Murray
Video Cast Info Charlie Korsmo
Video Cast Info Fran Brill
Video Cast Info Julie Hagerty
Video Cast Info Richard Dreyfuss
Video Cast Info Roger Bowen
Video Cast Info Tom Aldrich
Video Cast Info Frank Oz - Director
Video Cast Info Michael Ballhaus - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Miles Goodman - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Laura Ziskind - Producer
Video Cast Info Tom Schulman - Screenplay
Plot Summary
The day he leaves on a month's vacation, best-selling author and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) acquires a new patient, the multiphobic Bob Wiley (Bill Murray). Consumed by his fears of germs, enclosed spaces, and other people, Bob tracks Dr. Marvin to his New Hampshire retreat and arrives on his doorstep for treatment. Dr. Marvin's professional but strained advice to "take a vacation from your phobias" is translated by Bob to mean "take a vacation in New Hampshire," and he starts to become a fixture in their home, to Marvin's growing incredulity and rage--especially when his wife and children, charmed by Bob's childlike enthusiasm, start to think Bob is more fun than Marvin. There seems to be only one way to get rid of Bob, and that's to do it permanently.

Murray and Dreyfuss balance each other perfectly, one growing more sane as the other stumbles toward madness. A quirky family comedy, Frank Oz's WHAT ABOUT BOB? encourages viewers to stop being so straight-laced and start having fun.


MTV Award (1992)
   Video Award Name Bill Murray, Nominee, Best Comedic Performance

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Expert comic teamwork..." 06/27/1991 p.78

Entertainment Weekly
"...[A reminder] that Murray really is the movies' drollest nutjob..." -- Rating: B 12/06/1996 pp.73-5

New York Times
"...[Dreyfus and Murray are] fortuitous teaming..."| 05/17/1991 p.C15

Los Angeles Times
"...Murray and Dreyfuss have the kind of temperamental oppositeness that great comedy teams thrive on. Just seeing them together is funny..." 05/17/1991 p.F1

Washington Post 7 of 10
...Bob rests entirely on Murray's shoulders. But he more than takes the weight. With his twisted lower lip, doleful eyes and trademark deadpan, he exudes an awkward--and funny --vulnerability. - Desson Howe

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Dreyfuss,Richard
Product attributeLabel:   Buena Vista Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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