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Crazy as Hell (2002)

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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 its folksy doctor (Sam Delazo). All this takes a strange turn when a ... See full summary »


Eriq La Salle


Jeremy Leven (novel), Jeremy Leven (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Beach ... Ty Adams
Ronny Cox ... Delazo
Sinbad ... Orderly
Jane Carr ... Nurse Danza
Shelley Robertson ... Veda
Khylan Jones Khylan Jones ... Brianna
Twink Caplan ... Suzanne
John C. McGinley ... Parker
David Backus ... Todd
Matthew A. Thomas Matthew A. Thomas ... Stretch McGuffin (as Matt Thomas)
William Bassett ... Mr. Brennan
Jim Ortlieb ... Mr. Tobin
Roberta Haze Roberta Haze ... Ms. Aslee
Tom Everett ... Mansell
Ray Xifo ... Selden


A famous psychiatrist (Ty Adams) takes on the job of trying to cure patients at the Sedah State Hospital, run by its 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 »


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some strong sexual content, violent images and language | See all certifications »


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Release Date:

6 February 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Pasadena, California, USA


Box Office


$1,800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Out of the ordinary
28 January 2008 | by xredgarnetxSee all my reviews

CRAZY AS HELL takes the good old JACOB'S LADDER approach in a novel direction. A famed psychiatrist (the always likable Michael Beach) arrives at a state mental hospital, called Sedah. He has a different approach to treating the mentally ill: He talks to them, which puts him at odds with hospital director Ronny Cox, who believes strongly in medicating and if necessary restraining them. At first, Beach seems to have some success with his approach. Then a new patient (director Eric La Salle) arrives, calling himself Satan. It's all downhill from there. While all this is playing out, a film crew is filming a documentary on the famed shrink. At one point, they catch him talking to himself when he thinks he is talking to someone, and this is a major tipoff as to what is actually going on, and what's to come. Think of the hospital's name in reverse, and you'll get it. Hell, think of the movie's title and you're bound to get it. The ending is inevitable and a real downer, sort of like a Twilight Zone episode. And a lot like JACOB'S LADDER and CARNIVAL OF SOULS. But don't let this put you off from watching it. CRAZY AS HELL is that rare gem: a TV movie worth watching. It is well acted and directed, occasionally suspenseful, and La Salle keeps things moving along at a decent clip.

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