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Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 22 October 1999 (USA)
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An abused wife heads to California to become a movie star while her nephew back in Alabama has to deal with a racially-motivated murder involving a corrupt sheriff.

Director:

Antonio Banderas

Writers:

Mark Childress (novel), Mark Childress (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... Lucille
David Morse ... Dove
Lucas Black ... Peejoe
Cathy Moriarty ... Earlene
Meat Loaf ... Sheriff John Doggett (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Rod Steiger ... Judge Mead
Richard Schiff ... Norman
John Beasley ... Nehemiah
Robert Wagner ... Harry Hall
Noah Emmerich ... Sheriff Raymond
Sandra Seacat ... Meemaw
Paul Ben-Victor ... Mackie
Brad Beyer ... Jack
Fannie Flagg ... Sally
Elizabeth Perkins ... Joan Blake
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Storyline

A backwoods Alabama boy named Peejoe -short for Peter Joseph- gets a quick education in grown-up matters like freedom in 1965. The catalyst is an unlikely source - his glamorous, eccentric Aunt Lucille, who escapes from her abusive husband and takes off for Hollywood to pursue her dreams of TV stardom. Written by Anonymous

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Sometimes you have to lose your mind to find your freedom See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic material, language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locos en Alabama See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,010,596, 24 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,954,202, 7 November 1999
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

It is mentioned in one of the scenes, that Melanie Griffith's character, who is an aspiring actress, should visit Alfred Hitchcock's agents. Griffith's mother is actress Tippi Hedren, who rose to stardom in two of Hitchock's movies-The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). See more »

Quotes

Meemaw: [from trailer] What does Chester say about all this?
Lucille: [impersonating Chester] Keep dreaming, Lucille, you're not going anywhere.
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

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Introducing Miss Jasmine
Written by 'Warren Barker'
Courtesy of Columbia TriStar Television, Inc.
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Great film!
29 October 2000 | by Rose-35See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect of this film but afterwards I was glad I had watched it. Great performances, esp. from Meatloaf and Lucas Black. He's going to be a star when he's older! When I saw that Antonio Banderas had directed it, I thought "Oh, here's another one of those films where the actor/director has to put his wife in the leading role.. blah blah blah" but it was a really good film. Overall, I give it a 8/10.


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