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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.

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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

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Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic material, language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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22 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tête dans le carton à chapeaux  »

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Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,010,596 (USA) (22 October 1999)

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$1,954,202 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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Two of Lucille's children are played by Melanie Griffith's real-life children: Dakota Johnson and Stella Banderas. See more »

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Earlene Bullis: That's four dozen pimento cheese sandwiches gone entirely to waste!
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

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Little Miss Happiness
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Burt Dache
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7 October 1999 | by (Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

Crazy In alabama is one of the best movies of the year. Antonio Banderas did an awesome job as a director and Melanie Griffith is outrageous. It truly reveals the feelings of the 50s, the quest for freedom , and the insanity of racism.


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