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Crazy as Hell (2002)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  6 February 2002 (USA)
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A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a ... See full summary »

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Ty Adams
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Delazo
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Orderly
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Nurse Danza
Shelly Robertson ...
Veda (as Shelley Robertson)
Khylan Jones ...
Brianna
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Suzanne
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Parker
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Todd
Matthew A. Thomas ...
Stretch McGuffin (as Matt Thomas)
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Mr. Brennan
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Mr. Tobin
Roberta Haze ...
Ms. Aslee
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Mansell
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Selden
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A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by it's folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a mysterious patient (Satan, he calls himself) enters the Hospital seeking help. Or is it just help that he wants? Written by Anonymous

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Welcome to Sedah State Hospital. Meet the Patient from Hell. See more »

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Rated R for some strong sexual content, violent images and language | See all certifications »
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Hell is mentioned 12 times. 1st 2 words are hell with an 0. Gehenna is also mentioned, this means Hell in Yiddish. Fire and heat are mentioned or shown 20 times. See more »

Quotes

Ty Adams: Do you believe in the Devil?
Nurse Danza: Of course I do, I work for him.
Ty Adams: All right, well, if you could ask the Devil one question, what would it be?
Nurse Danza: It would be, why do the doctors around here insist on driving me crazier than the patients do?
Ty Adams: Nevermind.
Nurse Danza: Okay.
Ty Adams: Sorry.
Nurse Danza: Fine. I'd ask him why he spends all his time punishing sinners, that he's supposed to adore, to make a point to a God, that he's supposed to despise.
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Written by Keb' Mo' (as Kevin Moore)
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Fun, but too simple!
16 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

I'd never heard of "Crazy As Hell" before seeing it, but I watched it on a whim. It was entertaining enough to keep my attention, but I was kind of waiting for it to end. The film just lacked intensity, which was odd considering the subject matter. Sadly, it just kind of dragged and not a whole lot happened. It felt like a Twilight Zone episode that was stretched into a two hour film. And, like many old Twilight Zone episodes, it dealt with a very one-dimensional character with a painfully obvious character flaw (in this case: arrogance/ego). Our main character isn't all that likable and doesn't seem to have anything at stake, so why should I care what happens to him? There are a lot of not-so-subtle clues and symbols. Oddly, many of them seemed like plot flaws and turned out to be intentional later on. For example (without giving anything away) in first scene, Ty stops his car then back up and accidentally backs his car over a glass bottle right behind his tire - why didn't he run it over it when he first pulled up? I dismissed this as a movie mistake, but it actually made sense in retrospect. Like a lot of the movie, it was so simple and obvious that I actually DIDN'T notice it.


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