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Get Crazy (1983)

R | | Comedy, Music | 5 August 1983 (USA)
Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save ... See full summary »

Director:

Allan Arkush

Writers:

Danny Opatoshu (screenplay by), Henry Rosenbaum (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Reggie Wanker
Allen Garfield ... Max Wolfe (as Allen Goorwitz)
Daniel Stern ... Neil Allen
Gail Edwards ... Willy Loman
Miles Chapin ... Sammy Fox
Ed Begley Jr. ... Colin Beverly
Stacey Nelkin ... Susie Allen
Bill Henderson ... King Blues
Lou Reed ... Auden
Howard Kaylan Howard Kaylan ... Captain Cloud
Lori Eastside Lori Eastside ... Nada
Lee Ving ... Piggy
John Densmore ... Toad
Anna Bjorn ... Chantamina
Robert Picardo ... O'Connell
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Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from Beverly's schemes. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

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...And say goodbye to your brain! See more »

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Comedy | Music

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Trivia

Both Malcolm McDowell and Stacey Nelkin went on to star in separate installments of the "Halloween" horror franchise, with McDowell playing Sam Loomis in Rob Zombie's Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009), and Stacey Nelkin starring in Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982). See more »

Goofs

During the reprise of "Hot Shot", when Reggie is lying at the front of the stage singing, a person with a distinctive checked cloth cap can be seen in shots from the audience side, but isn't there in shots from the stage side. See more »

Quotes

Sammy Fox: This is an honor, Mr. Beverly, you're my hero. You're rich, you're powerful, you're famous, you're ruthless. Nobody fucks with you, you fuck with everybody!
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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I got a ripping laugh from this movie
8 June 2004 | by jsc1215See all my reviews

I laughed my butt off when I first saw this flick in college. The parodies of famous rock stars (courtesy of Malcolm McDowell), punk rock, and blues artists was very well done. The drug jokes (one guy sneaking into the theatre dressed as a joint, the magic water) were absolutely hilarious for their time. One of my favorites was when several different versions of "Hoochie Coochie Man" were performed onstage. King Blues opened the set with a Jewish backup band; I rolled on the floor laughing as Blues was frustrated over the band sent to perform with him. Once King Blues was finished, the band Nada (featuring Lee Ving as Piggy) blitzed their way through a fast, furious, and very impassioned rendition. Piggy was a definite show-stealer as Nada'a masochistic lead singer! Ah, then Reggie Wanker steps onstage and does his slick version. The Wanker almost falls flat but is saved by a ripping drum solo by Doors beatmeister John Densmore. Another scene which got me laughing was when Reggie Wanker started listening to his private member...I always thought listening to IT would get me in trouble, but it saved Wanker's career! Lou Reed, in a Dylanesque role, was wonderful as the singer/songwriter Auden who uses the scenic route on a cab to give him inspiration for his music. Don't try to think your way through this movie...just sit back, put your mind on cruise control, and enjoy the ride!!!


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1983 (USA) See more »

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Gross USA:

$1,645,711

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,645,711
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Dolby

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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