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Crazy in Alabama (1999)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 22 October 1999 (USA)
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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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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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)

Gross:

$1,954,202 (USA) (5 November 1999)
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This film was the directorial debut of Melanie Griffith's husband, Actor Antonio Banderas. See more »

Quotes

Peejoe: Life and death are only temporary, but freedom goes on forever.
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Connections

Features Bewitched (1964) See more »

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I'm Settin' You Free
Written and Performed by Harold Allen & J.T. Watts
Courtesy of Rykodisc
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Enlightening, feel good movie.
8 April 2000 | by (Toronto, Ont.) – See all my reviews

Aunt Lucille just could not stand her husband destroying her life. After poisoning and beheading her "problem," she leaves home for Hollywood or bust, the latter not being an option. Meanwhile back at the ranch, poor Pee Joe gets into trouble from the the law. He is not actually in trouble, but a key witness to a murder the sheriff committed. The movie feels great, and Melanie Griffith does an excellent job playing the "crazy" Lucille. Stand out belongs to the actor who played Judge Mead, who's over the top role was excellently done. Feel good slow pace may make everything feel lame compared to other movies of the time (let's face it, this movie does not have special eye candy for people's attention). Not a movie to see in the theater, but a good one to wind down to.


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