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Still Crazy (1998)

 -  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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100 watts too loud, 50 pills too many, 20 years too late? 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

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$102,971 (USA) (22 January 1999)

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$477,903 (USA) (12 February 1999)
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Some events in the band's history were inspired by actual events involving real-life bands: Brian's absence from the band resembles Syd Barrett's departure from Pink Floyd due to a drug-induced nervous breakdown; Beano's tardiness for a gig echoes that of Keith Moon, the notoriously erratic drummer for The Who. The character of Ray appears to be inspired in some part by David Lee Roth, famed front-man for Van Halen. Other bands, such as Deep Purple, have undergone lineup changes with various degrees of infighting and success. See more »

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During their Dutch tour, when Ray is being interviewed, we see a Dutch sign behind the band members which reads: "Verboden te parkeren" (No Parking). But the sign above the men's toilet next to the sign reads "Herren" which is German for "Men" instead of the Dutch word "Heren". See more »

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Tony Costello: [to Les and Beano] Chrissake. This was about us. This was our second shot, and it was working. Anybody who was at Antwerp saw it. We were fucking brilliant; we were better than we ever were. We were a great band. You stupid bastards, why couldn't you bury the past before it buried us?
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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 Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

Soundtracks

SCREAM FREEDOM
Written by Jones / Frederiksen / Difford
Performed by Strange Fruit
1998 London Records 90 Ltd.
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Probably the best movie to date about Rock n'roll
5 February 2003 | by (Mulhouse, France) – See all my reviews

What a good movie! At last a picture revealing a unknown side of rock: illusions of fame. Well-known Rockers are getting old and forgotten, not the music. And with a good sense of humour. Have you ever danced on Bill Haley's Rock Around the Clock?

Anyway, Still Crazy is probably the best movie about rock n'roll I have ever seen. Far much better than Spinal Tap for instance. Why? Because in Still Crazy, people are mature. They have a different point of view about rock, about love and about life. They want to catch up with their crazy youth they miss so much. Beyond the story itself, we see characters with their own personality, weaknesses and dreams. Like anyone of us.

Spend a good time watching this (listen to the awesome soundtrack! )and finally thinking of your own future.

Bye!


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