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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 »

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Cast

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Reggie Wanker
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Max Wolfe (as Allen Goorwitz)
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Willy Loman
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Colin Beverly
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Susie Allen
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Auden
Howard Kaylan ...
Lori Eastside ...
Nada
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Piggy
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Toad
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Chantamina
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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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They're punk, They're rock, They're new wave, They're crazy. See more »

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Comedy | Music

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R | See all certifications »
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5 August 1983 (USA)  »

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$1,645,711 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Allan Arkush had a very combative relationship with the film's producer, Herbert F. Solow. See more »

Goofs

When King Blues and son are meeting the Jews Band for the first time a boom mic is painfully visible above Max and King swinging back and forth as conversation changes hand. 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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Connections

Features The Sunshine Makers (1935) See more »

Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
Arranged by Sparks
Performed by Howard Kaylan
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Funny beyond belief
18 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can't say enough good about this one. If you've ever tried to perform live, under pressure, with everything going wrong around you - I don't care if it's a high school play or Madison Square opening for the Megaband of the Minute - you'll identify with this. Lou Reed gets to play himself, basically; the hippy bands of the 60s that just won't leave are portrayed as they are (and this was 1983, for Pete's sake, never mind 2006!), the ego-glamrockers get their due with Malcom MacDowel, The punkers have their turn, and the blues godfather kind of watches it all from the wings.

My favorite scene is at the beginning at a bluesman's funeral - King Blues does the graveside eulogy, in which he says, among other things, ..."You were the greatest...musician, drinker of whiskey, and lover of women (minister starting to wince at this point)... 'God, this is my man, and if you don't take care of him, I'm gonna wax your a_s!" - thunder rumbles, minister backs away from the grave, and the blind a capella blues singers who've been crooning away all through the scene start bumping into each other, saying "'scuse me, scuse me" - one of them falls in the grave and yells "I'M NOT DEAD!!!!" - OK, it loses in telling - just get the film and enjoy!


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