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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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Malice, Madness, Mayhem... See more »

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Rated R for some strong sexual content, violent images and language | See all certifications »
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Producer Ken Aguado is credited with starting the ball rolling when he presented the script to Erik LaSalle to direct. LaSalle loved the script so much, he offered Aguado a partnership in Humble Journey Film, his partnership with DJ Caruso. See more »

Quotes

Man: I want a soul.
Ty Adams: A soul?
Man: I like yours. Your passion, your devotion, your self-righteousness and God-complex, it turns me on like you wouldn't believe.
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References The Seventh Seal (1957) See more »

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Written and Performed by Hans Reichel (GEMA)
Courtesy of FMP Distribution
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Casual but impressive
3 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has a weird quality to it. It's not filled with roller coaster intensity and has a pretty casual pace but it's very creative and ultimately clever. I like being thrown for a loop and generally, I can almost always see these things coming but that was not the case with this film.

It's low budget with good acting and some familiar faces. The concept is simple. Controversial psychiatrist with a checkered past is recruited to an asylum to help the incurable try to find stability. Being a hot shot, he thinks he can cure them all. But the premise gets strange, as you can imagine based on that scenario, and we find out repeatedly, people aren't what or who they seem.

It's a difficult movie to talk about without giving away the plot and twists. This is geared towards those who like bizarre thriller movies with a bit of horror or paranormal element to the plot. I like weird but intelligent and this delivers. Well written, well directed and well acted. It's worth watching at least a couple times as I'm sure there is a lot of abstract imagery hidden in the scenes as well as clues to what exactly is in fact taking place. Low budget with a simple but clever concept that really delivers.


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