- 1 hr 43 min
Analyze This is a comedy that is set in the world of organized crime. The film stars Robert De Niro and Billy Crystal and was directed by Harold Ramis. De Niro stars as Mafia Boss Paul Vitti. He is very stressed over the state of his organization. There was some FBI infiltration in the ranks, and he is preparing for a meeting of the crime families. He is always worried that some of his associates have been turned into police informants. During the meeting Vitti suffers a strange panic attack, and he secretly arranges to seek psychiatric help. Vitti’s associate Jelly sets him up with Dr. Ben Sobel. Jelly had met Sobel during a traffic incident. Sobel and Vitti have a brief meeting, and Vitti becomes attached to Dr.Sobel. When he suffers a second attack, he seeks Sobel for help. As Sobel’s treatment of Vitti leads to Vitti’s issues with his father, Vitti becomes attached even more. Dr.Sobel has other concerns, as he is planning a wedding to his fiancé. Vitti attends the wedding, and an attempted hit on Vitti disrupts the ceremony. Vitti survives the attempt on his lift but has harmed his relationship with Dr.Sobel. The FBI has been monitoring Vitti and has noticed the time he has spent with Dr.Sobel and also noticed the gifts that Vitti has given him. The FBI tricks Dr.Sobel into becoming an informant against Vitti. Sobel wears a tape-recording device during his next appointment with Vitti, and after digging further into Vitti’s past with his father; he gains sympathy for the mobster and throws his recording device away. Thinking that Sobel has turned against him, Vitti plans to kill him but gets emotional and relents. The rival mob boss still has plans to take Vitti out, and he shows up just as Vitti and Sobel were getting to the bottom of Vitti’s issues. A gunfight ensues, and the odd couple has to fight for their lives.