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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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Nehemiah
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Harry Hall
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Sheriff Raymond
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Joan Blake
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Storyline

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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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,010,596, 24 October 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$1,954,202, 7 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

Dove Bullis: I hope she's living it up because if they catch her, that's when the fun stops.
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References Fantasia (1940) See more »

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Like Little Children
Written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King
Performed by Carole King
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Strong, Satisfying, Funny, Moving
24 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Crazy in Alabama is the most satisfying film I've seen since Forrest Gump. A gung-ho parallel storyline, nice performances (particularly Rod Steiger) and surprisingly strong directing. Lucas Black, from Sling Blade, again is remarkably convincing as the viewpoint character.


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