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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.


Rick Bieber
10 wins. See more awards »





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'


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.


Biography | Drama | Music

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


Official Sites:

MySpace page | Offical site





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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

FN Crazy Film LLC See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


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


Hank's car wreck occurred in the early 60's, when he is taken to the mental hospital the ambulance driver was wearing a star of life patch on his jacket. This patch was not designed until the late 60's and did not come into prominent use until the middle 70's. See more »


References The Eddy Arnold Show (1952) See more »


Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)
Written by Cindy Walker
Performed by Roy Orbison
Courtesy of the Sony BMG Custom Marketing Group by arrangement with Song BMG Music Entertainment.
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Best Drama at Breckenridge Festival of Film
19 June 2008 | by diannanilssonSee all my reviews

As part of the reviewing committee for the Breckenridge Festival of Film, I knew that "Crazy" was a film that had to be shown here!! Crazy won best drama and Waylon Payne won best actor. The music is fabulous as well as the directing, filming and costumes. For an indie, this is very professionally done.

The movie is based on the true story of Hank Garland who played with the musical talents of Elvis Presley and Patsy Cline. I highly recommend this film. Here are some other comments from Breckfilmfest reviewers:

Wow loved this film. very high quality and music was fantastic. story flowed well keeping the attention of those of us watching. watched this with friends and they all loved it and felt it would be film festival quality.

Awesome film.....great acting...FABULOUS music. Totally enjoyed the docu/drama. A must for the fest.

Very well done. A time piece and a great success. Sad story of Hank Garland. A very well told story. Just a bit slow in a couple of places. Good acting and casting and filming. Very well done.

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