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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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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

Gross USA:

$2,005,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,005,840
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Cinematic debut of Amanda Aday, Meat Loaf's daughter. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Peejoe: I learned a lot of secrets that summer: you can bury freedom but you can't kill it. Taylor Jackson died for freedom. Aunt Lucille had to kill to get it. Life and death are only temporary but freedom goes on forever.
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Connections

References Fantasia (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

Little Miss Happiness
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Burt Dache
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A surprisingly wonderful film
21 June 2000 | by foilerneSee all my reviews

I just got this movie on pay per view, I was so bored, I just wanted to watch anything. To my surprise, this was a fantastic film!! Everyone in it was great, and I was fully involved in it the whole time. Some of the best movies ever made, are the ones that never get recognized. This fits just right in that category. See this movie, even if it does not look good. It was amazingly under rated, and I think it deserves more. Great film, great acting, the whole thing was an awesome experience!


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