Analyze This is a 1999 movie produced by Warner Brothers Studios. Directed by Harold Ramis, it features Robert De Niro as a mafioso and Billy Crystal as a psychiatrist. It was written by playwright Kenneth Lonergan with re-writes by Peter Tolan, George Gallo, and director Ramis among others. A sequel, Analyze That was released in 2002.
Robert De Niro as Paul Vitti
Billy Crystal as Ben Sobel M.D.
Lisa Kudrow as Laura MacNamara Sobel
Chazz Palminteri as Primo Sidone
Joe Viterelli as Jelly Riminatia
Kyle Sabihy as Michael
Max Casella as Shivers
Ben Sobel, Psychiatrist, has a few problems: His son spies on his patients when they open up about their problems, his parents don't want to attend his upcoming wedding and his patients' problems don't challenge him at all. Paul Vitti, Godfather, has a few problems as well: Sudden anxiety attacks in public, a certain disability to kill people and his best part ceasing service when needed. One day, Ben unfortunately crashes into one of Vitti's cars. The exchange of Ben's business card is followed by a business visit of Don Paul Vitti himself, who wants to be free of inner conflict within two weeks, before all the Mafia Dons meet. Now, Ben Sobol feels somewhat challenged, as his wedding is soon, his only patient keeps him busy by regarding Ben's duty as a 24 hour standby and the feds keep forcing him to spy on Paul Vitti. And how do you treat a patient who usually solves problems with a gun?