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Crazy on the Outside (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 8 January 2010 (USA)
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A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

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Tim Allen

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Tommy
Sigourney Weaver ... Viki
Ray Liotta ... Gray
J.K. Simmons ... Ed
Julie Bowen ... Christy
Kelsey Grammer ... Frank
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Angela Papadopolous
Helen Slayton-Hughes ... Grandma
Kenton Duty ... Ethan Papadopolous
Daniel Booko ... Cooper Luboja
Karle Warren Karle Warren ... Alex Luboja
Robert Baker ... Lance
Casey Sander ... Prison Guard
Jon Gries ... Edgar
Malcolm Goodwin ... Rick
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A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

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He survived three years of hard time. Now comes a little family time.

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enlouquecendo com a Liberdade See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,438, 10 January 2010

Gross USA:

$88,335

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,335
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

When Tim Allen's character is getting his mugshot, it shows him as being well over 6' tall (with the measurement wall behind him). Tim is actually 5'9". See more »

Goofs

First hit of the baseball game is clearly directly over the short stop's head. The ball being chased is straight down left side lines. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tommy: [to Christy's picture] I can't believe you died.
Prison Guard: Zelda, time to go.
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Connections

References Gigi (1958) See more »

Soundtracks

Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Written and performed by James Brown
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Quite nice
18 April 2010 | by paul_haakonsenSee all my reviews

I thought this was going to be more of a laugh your ass off comedies, but that was not to be.

Now, I am not saying the movie is bad, and it does have its moments with good comedy. But "Crazy on the Outside" is more of a warm story movie. There is something heartfelt to the story. And the build up and turns in the story are nice, especially the way the story progresses around the lies.

The acting in the movie was really good, on everyone's part. And good to see marvelous performances from Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver and Ray Liotta, as usual. Actually nice to see Allen and Liotta back in a movie together. And with only supporting roles, Weaver and Liotta does one heck of a job with their roles.

If you are expecting an all-out laugh your ass off comedy, this is not the movie to pick. But I think people should watch this movie at least once, because it is quite nice.


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