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Stark Raving Mad (2002)

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A crook quietly plots his revenge against the boss who murdered his brother while working for him.

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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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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

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Color

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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 »

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When Ben throws down the giant dildo, it goes under a box of some sort. After Ben leaves, it has moved out into the open floor where it is kicked. See more »

Quotes

Scott: So what are you doing now?
Jeffrey Jay: I rob banks.
Scott: What you doin here then?
Jeffrey Jay: Robbing a bank.
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Connections

Referenced in Creepies (2004) See more »

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Lose Control
Written by H. Lemon
Performed by Lemon 8
Courtesy of Bedrock Music Ltd.
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This movie should be called Stark Raving Fun.
13 August 2004 | by ripcord76See all my reviews

The other day me and a friend of mine were discussing Seann William Scott. We were watching evolution and both thought it was great but Sean William Scott is just playing the same character over and over and its gonna end soon if he doesnt do something else. (though I do hope they make an evolution sequel, but not likely) Then my friend was like "well he did have that striaght to video action movie or whatever it was" I was like " geeze straight to video already, he didnt have a chance." It got me very interested, however, since Stark Raving Mad was the only movie Seann Scott had been in I had not seen.

I went and rented the film and me and my friend watched it the next day. What I was was surprised. Here is a film that deserves much better than the straight to video release it got. It has top notch direction, excellent pacing and sets and a truly fitting musical score. This film is a little light on plot but it makes up for it with its excellent characters, I found it truly a pleasure to watch. Seann William Scott really steps up to the plate with this film and brings something new to the table.

I watched the film through with the commentary track the next day and I have to say if you like commentary tracks this one is almost more entertaining than the film itself. If Seann William Scott ever reads this (not that I expect him to) I would want him to know how his enthusiasm for this project and real want to do something different than typical American Pie characters really comes through in the film, I could really tell this was more than a paycheck for Seann. In the immortal words of Seann Scott's co-star Monet Mazur "This movie should be called Stark Raving Fun... 'cause thats what we've been having." lol


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