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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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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)

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

Gross:

$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 »

Quotes

Meemaw: [from trailer] What does Chester say about all this?
Lucille: [impersonating Chester] Keep dreaming, Lucille, you're not going anywhere.
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Referenced in Hot in Cleveland: Sisterhood of the Travelling SPANX (2011) See more »

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Right Kind Of Girl
Written and Performed by Nate Adams
Courtesy of Night Train International
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Crazy about Melanie Griffith
11 February 2000 | by (Johannesburg, South Africa) – See all my reviews

I loved this film.

I am not normally a fan of Melanie Griffith, but she is superb as the Southern Belle, Lucille.

Antonio Banderas does a brilliant job behind the camera, telling two stories both about the difference between Justice and what is Just.

Rod Steiger is superb in his cameo role as the judge.


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