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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.

Director:

Antonio Banderas

Writers:

Mark Childress (novel), Mark Childress (screenplay)
5 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Melanie Griffith ... Lucille
David Morse ... Dove
Lucas Black ... Peejoe
Cathy Moriarty ... Earlene
Meat Loaf ... Sheriff John Doggett (as Meat Loaf Aday)
Rod Steiger ... Judge Mead
Richard Schiff ... Norman
John Beasley ... Nehemiah
Robert Wagner ... Harry Hall
Noah Emmerich ... Sheriff Raymond
Sandra Seacat ... Meemaw
Paul Ben-Victor ... Mackie
Brad Beyer ... Jack
Fannie Flagg ... Sally
Elizabeth Perkins ... 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 See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some violence, thematic material, language and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 October 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Locos en Alabama See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,010,596, 24 October 1999

Gross USA:

$2,005,840

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,005,840
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut of Dakota Johnson. See more »

Quotes

Earlene Bullis: That's four dozen pimento cheese sandwiches gone entirely to waste!
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Connections

References Bewitched (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Sweet Lucy
Written and Performed by Shorty Ashford
Courtesy of Rykodisc
By Arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group
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Outstanding
7 October 1999 | by COQUE-3See all my reviews

Crazy In alabama is one of the best movies of the year. Antonio Banderas did an awesome job as a director and Melanie Griffith is outrageous. It truly reveals the feelings of the 50s, the quest for freedom , and the insanity of racism.


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