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Stark Raving Mad (2002)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seann William Scott ... Ben McGewan
Timm Sharp ... Rikki Simms
Patrick Breen ... Jeffrey Jay
John B. Crye ... Jake Nealson (as John Crye)
Suzy Nakamura ... Betty Shin (as Suzi Nakamura)
Lou Diamond Phillips ... Gregory
Dave Foley ... Roy
Kavan Smith ... Michael Frakes
Paul Hungerford ... Scott
Monet Mazur ... Vanessa
Jody Racicot ... D.J.
Terry Chen ... Jin Sun
Yee Jee Tso ... Chan - Gang Member #1
Ty Olsson ... Nate - Goon
Carl McDonald Carl McDonald ... Mitchell - Trannie
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Storyline

Ben McGewan has a deal with Chinatown's non-Chinese gang boss, Gregory, to steal one of four mythical god statues reputed to give immense power. This theft, in exchange for wiping out his debt and a fortune to pay his team of frustrated experts. They organize a wild after hours party in a nightclub as cover to break into the vault of the bank next door. Alas, from the start things go wrong ever worse, for everyone. Written by KGF Vissers

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It's all about being in the wrong place at the right time See more »

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Action | Comedy | Crime

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Rated R for strong sexual content, language, some drug use and violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Crime Party See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ty Olsson & Kavan Smith both would later portray the robotic Deputy Andy on the SyFy TV series Eureka. See more »

Goofs

The blood coming from Rikki's forehead when Greg has the knife to his face. See more »

Quotes

Ben McGewen: Dirk, the line's all the way down the street. How come we're not staying full?
Dirk: We're getting a lot of fake I.D.'s. It's all like jail bait.
Ben McGewen: So? Let 'em in, man. Let 'em all in.
Dirk: Huh? You're kidding.
Ben McGewen: [waving the kids in] Come on. Okay, let's go.
Dirk: They'll shut us down.
Ben McGewen: [to the kids] There you go.
Dirk: What the hell are you doing?
Ben McGewen: [to the kids] Single file.
Dirk: You no have club no more!
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Referenced in Creepies (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Me Myself
Written by Moshic Shlomi (as M. Shiomi)
Performed by Mo-Shic
Courtesy of Bedrock Music Ltd.
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Fast-paced fun movie with a great soundtrack
1 February 2006 | by manxman-1See all my reviews

Stark Raving Mad is exactly that! One of those movies where you check your brains at the door and just go along for the ride - and what a fun, breakneck ride it is. Seann William Scott has made a reputation for goofy performances - but this isn't one of them. And much to the better. What happened to the distribution of this movie is anyone's guess, although it sounds like some dumb studio exec simply didn't see it. A convoluted story about a break-in into a bank vault that is masked by the deafening music of an ongoing disco rave. Diverse characters with multiple story lines constantly threaten to derail the progress of the break-in, much to the viewer's delight. Funny, funny, funny. This has got to be the best performance from Seann William Scott, with his occasional asides to the audience regarding his personal philosophy on life. The story is constantly on the move, with a great, pounding soundtrack, unpredictable laugh-out-loud twists and an edgy cutting style that pitches you forward all the time. Kudos to everyone involved in the making of this movie! Sit back and enjoy!


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