High Anxiety

1977 PG 1h 34m DVD

High Anxiety

1977 PG 1h 34m DVD
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Psychiatric administrator Dr. Thorndyke 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 to clear his name.
Widescreen 1.85:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono, French: Dolby Digital Mono
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
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age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this spoof on Hitchcock movies contains some adult themes, such as mental illness, bondage, and some violence (a fall from a great height and a gunshot wound). But since it's a spoof, the real Hitchcockian suspense and tension is replaced with silliness.

Sexual Content

Comedic references to adult situations, such as bondage. A character is shown tied up and being spanked. Characters kiss passionately. A man in an insane asylum who thinks that he is a dog humps another man's leg.


Mild Hitchcock-style violence, including gunshot wound and a person falling from great heights.


Not frequent, but still includes "bulls--t," "hell," "damn," "crap," "son of a bitch," "penis envy," and references to body parts in the name of psychology.

Social Behavior

Not much of a message to glean from this fun comedy except maybe that imitation is the best form of flattery. Viewers may also notice that the psychiatrists conference doesn't include many people of color or women.


The Hyatt Regency in San Francisco gets a big send-up.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink wine and brandy with dinner. Drinks at a piano bar lead to a musical solo by Dr. Thorndyke. Adults smoke cigars and cigarettes.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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