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Crazy on the Outside (2010)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Crime | 8 January 2010 (USA)
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A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.


Tim Allen



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Tommy
Sigourney Weaver ... Viki
Ray Liotta ... Gray
J.K. Simmons ... Ed
Julie Bowen ... Christy
Kelsey Grammer ... Frank
Jeanne Tripplehorn ... Angela Papadopolous
Helen Slayton-Hughes ... Grandma
Kenton Duty ... Ethan Papadopolous
Daniel Booko ... Cooper Luboja
Karle Warren ... Alex Luboja
Robert Baker ... Lance
Casey Sander ... Prison Guard
Jon Gries ... Edgar
Malcolm Goodwin ... Rick


A recently paroled ex-con who has trouble adjusting to the wacky normalcy of life outside of prison. He has spent the last three years behind bars after getting caught committing a crime and taking the rap for his much more dangerous pal.

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He survived three years of hard time. Now comes a little family time.


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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English | French | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enlouquecendo com a Liberdade See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,438, 10 January 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$64,438, 10 January 2010
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jeanne Tripplehorn who plays Angela, also played an Agent on Criminal Minds (Alex Blake) both of whom had a son named Ethan, although Blake's son passed away when he was young. See more »


As written Grandma is erroneously stopped from leaving on a flight to Paris to watch Tommy's non-existent French astronaut girlfriend being launched into space. The European Space Agency's Ariane rocket is not launched from Europe, it is launched from South America. The Guiana Space Center near Kourou, Guiana (Guiana is France's largest overseas territory) allows the Ariane booster to lift larger payloads by launching into a near equatorial orbit. See more »


[first lines]
Tommy: [to Christy's picture] I can't believe you died.
Prison Guard: Zelda, time to go.
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Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.72 (2010) See more »


Sunshine (Go Away Today)
Written and performed by Jonathan Edwards
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boring and flat
4 July 2011 | by ApollocandybarSee all my reviews

This movie should have been good, but just fell flat. I can't put my finger on why exactly. From the first minute, it's boring. The acting is not good, even Sigourney Weaver is not good! The script is flat.

Nothing really happens. We watched this for about 45 minutes and just couldn't take it any longer.

The main character is released from prison and supposedly trying to restart his life. It doesn't make much sense. The grandmother supposedly believes he's been in France for three years rather than prison. The sister (Weaver) is domineering towards her husband but flakes when around her brother. Doesn't make sense. The parts that are supposed to be comedy (Allen's character daydreams about violently attacking various characters) - aren't funny in the slightest.

I felt like it SHOULD have been at least okay, but just wasn't!

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