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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.

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Earlene Bullis
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Sheriff John Doggett (as Meat Loaf Aday)
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Norman the Chauffeur
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Nehemiah Jackson
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Harry Hall
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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

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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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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Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tête dans le carton à chapeaux  »

Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,954,202 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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2.35 : 1
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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 »

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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References Bewitched (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

One Mint Julep
Written by Rudy Toombs (as Rudolph Toombs)
Performed by Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra
Courtesy of Verve Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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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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