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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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Sheriff John Doggett (as Meat Loaf Aday)
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Joan Blake
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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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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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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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Trivia

It is mentioned in one of the scenes, that Melanie Griffith's character, who is an aspiring actress, should visit Alfred Hitchcock's agents. Griffith's mother is actress Tippi Hedren, who rose to stardom in two of Hitchock's movies-The Birds (1963) and Marnie (1964). See more »

Quotes

Sheriff John Doggett: You're trespassing on public property!
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Features Bewitched (1964) See more »

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Written by Lee Hazlewood
Performed by Nancy Sinatra
Courtesy of Boots Enterprises, Inc.
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Great film!
29 October 2000 | by (PA) – See all my reviews

I wasn't sure what to expect of this film but afterwards I was glad I had watched it. Great performances, esp. from Meatloaf and Lucas Black. He's going to be a star when he's older! When I saw that Antonio Banderas had directed it, I thought "Oh, here's another one of those films where the actor/director has to put his wife in the leading role.. blah blah blah" but it was a really good film. Overall, I give it a 8/10.


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