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Still Crazy (1998)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Music  |  22 January 1999 (USA)
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"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during ... See full summary »

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"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during an open-air. Twenty years later, all band members are minding their own businesses, the idea of a band reunion is brought up by, well, public request. Tony, the former keyboard player, sets out only to find his former friends working as a roofer, a gardener and a hotel clerk. They all became rather everyday people, married or still single, they definitely are not wild and crazy anymore. But with the help of former manager Karen, who is still dreaming of Brian, the apparently deceased lead guitarist, they all, old, fat and wrinkled as they are, try to catch that spirit again. Written by chijim222@yahoo.com

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They were "Strange Fruit". Some called them the greatest rock band of the '70s. They haven't played together for 20 years. No wonder they're worried about their performance. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

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Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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22 January 1999 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£329,727 (UK) (30 October 1998)

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$477,903 (USA) (12 February 1999)
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First cinema film of Mackenzie Crook. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the song "Dirty Town", a sustained chord is heard on the guitar which is punctuated by the guitarist rapidly switching the guitar's toggle pickup selector. This effect is impossible to achieve using the Yamaha Pacifica guitar that Luke Shand plays in the film. See more »

Quotes

Hughie: Feast your eyes on this magnificent land yacht: tinted windows, air conditioned, twin porto-loos - not to mention an extensive library of pornography courtesy of the Psychedelic Furs world tour of 19 and 88. Step right up, ladies and gentlemen!
Tony Costello: Hey, Hughie, pongs in here a bit. Think one of the Furs is still in here.
Hughie: That's pedigree, Tony
[inhaling deeply]
Hughie: . Smell that Dettol, fag ends, vomit!
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, voices are heard of members of Strange Fruit playing the Bands-with-body-parts-in-their-name game. See more »

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References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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A WOMAN LIKE THAT
Written by Lynne / Vela / Ian La Frenais
Performed by Bernie Marsden
1998 London Records 90 Ltd.
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A fantastic film.
6 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is perhaps the best rockumentary ever- a British, better This Is Spinal Tap. The characters are believable, the plot is great, and you can genuinely empathise with some of the events- such as Ray's problem with fitting in the band.

The soundtrack is excellent. Real period stuff, even if it is in the same key, you'll be humming some of the songs for days. What I liked was the nearly all-British cast, with some of the favourite household names. Ray's wife is priceless...

The film never drags, it just goes at the right pace, and has some genuinely funny sections in it. A generator of some really good catchphrases!

It's a hidden diamond.


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