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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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Drew Daywalt (concept by), Patrick Kiely (concept by) | 3 more credits »
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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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They've got The DJ, The Club, The Amps and The Plans to The Bank. It's Party Time! See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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

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 »

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Rikki Simms: You see... lions... eat gazelle. And the gazelles fucking hate that shit. This narrator guy was saying that one day on the shoot... that a lion snuck up on the cameraman, right? This camera guy, he was like a native, right? He'd been doing this shit all his life. And the narrator said that there's one sure way to stop a lion from attacking you. Don't turn and run. See, that's what the gazelles do. It doesn't work for them and they get eaten anyway. But this camera guy, he knew what to do. ...
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Referenced in Creepies (2004) See more »

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Purple Zone
Written by Frederick Borgesius
Performed by Pako & Fredrick
Courtesy of Bedrock Music Ltd.
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Stark Raving Awesome!!!!

I literally just finished watching this film and to say that I was impressed is an understatement. This film is good, really good. It obviously has its flaws and some of the plot lines contained in the film are a little strange but overall the film works. The film follows Ben McGewen (Scott) and his band of thieves as they try to break into a bank vault through the wall of a night club where McGewen works. Over the course of the film, villains, the police and many other funny incidents are introduced to the audience and they all provide comedy and substance to the movie. There are several things in this film which must be applauded. First, Scott's performance is spot on and shows he can do characters outside of the Stifmeister. The supporting cast are also very good. However, what is truly great about this film, apart from the editing and direction, is the plot. Drew Daywalt and David Schneider (writers and directors) manage to create an environment where the audience are sitting on the edge of their seat waiting for the next bizarre occurrence to get in the way of the job. Sure, the conclusion is done well, but its the actually story that makes this film worth watching. Im surprised this film went straight to video and I hope that more people see it, if not for the immortal lines: Scott: So what are you doing now? Jeffrey Jay: I rob banks. Scott: What you doing here then? Jeffrey Jay: Robbing a bank. Brilliantly acted, directed and with a very suitable musical score I give this film an easy 8 out of 10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 May 2002 (Russia) See more »

Also Known As:

Stark Raving Mad See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$167,572
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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