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Inspired by the life of Hank Garland, CRAZY is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950's.

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Rick Bieber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Waylon Payne ... Hank Garland
Ali Larter ... Evelyn Garland
Lane Garrison ... Billy Garland
Scott Michael Campbell ... Billy Byrd
John Fleck ... Lloyd Copas
Timothy Omundson ... Paul Howard (as Tim Omundson)
David Conrad ... Ryan Bradford
Silas Weir Mitchell ... Neal-Studio Manager
Eden Rountree ... Thelma
Raymond O'Connor ... Jimmy
Beau Baxter Beau Baxter ... Jerry-Record Producer
Brent Briscoe ... Doug Johnson
Mikey Hawley Mikey Hawley ... Young Hank
Steve Vai ... Hank Williams
Maya McLaughlin ... Paul's 'Wife'
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Inspired by the life of Hank Garland, CRAZY is the story of a legendary guitar player who emerged from Nashville in the 1950's.

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Everyone wanted him. No one could control him.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 January 2017 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

The Hank Garland Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Agoura Hills, California, USA See more »

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FN Crazy Film LLC See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Based on the life of Nashville guitar player Hank Garland. See more »

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At the beginning of the movie Goldie Hill is singing "Honky Tonk Blues" in 1945. The song was originally recorded by Hank Williams in 1952, seven years after the scene was to have taken place. See more »

Connections

References Blue Hawaii (1961) See more »

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Sugarfoot Rag
Written by Hank Garland and Vaughn Horton (as George Vaughn)
Performed by Dean Parks
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Strangely compelling Bio-pic
6 June 2012 | by Havan_IronOakSee all my reviews

Apparently Hank Garland was a great guitar player. Perhaps a great musician and not much else. In keeping with that, the music in this film was great as well, but the story was strangely unmoving.

If this pic is to be believed, he was bad at marriage. He married a woman but neither one loved the other in the truest sense of that word, that is wanting their happiness more than one's own. Each just wanted some of their needs met. On the positive side, Garland was essentially color-blind when it came to music but again, that may not have been a real virtue in his case as much as just a failure to see anything outside the music.

Because of his arrogance and talent he was a problem for those around him. That failing eventually brought about much of the unhappiness in his life.

The ending sort of suggested that in the end he was left with little but the songs he'd recorded and strangely that might have been enough. As with many movies, things are simplified to fit in the allotted time and I'm still unclear about many aspects of his life. For example, he's listed as being survived by two daughters and two grandsons named Garland. I'm not clear how that was possible. Given that facts like that have been left out of this film, I wonder what else was left out.

BTW... there is another, very different movie C.R.A.Z.Y. that I enjoyed more and it has great music as well.


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