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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.

Director:

Tim Allen

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Cast

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
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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.

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

Genres:

Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The flat panel TV brand is "Binford", the same name as the tools in Home Improvement (1991). See more »

Goofs

Since Tommy was already convicted and had served 36-months in a Federal prison, he would be released on parole, not probation. He would report to a Parole Agent not a Probation Officer. Parole is an early release program whereas probation is a diversionary program. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Tommy: [to Christy's picture] I can't believe you died.
Prison Guard: Zelda, time to go.
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Connections

Featured in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.72 (2010) See more »

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The In Crowd
Written by Billy Page
Performed by the Ramsey Lewis Trio
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A manipulating sister
2 July 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Part of Tim Allen's story is of course his time in prison as a young man. Knowing that I'm sure he used that time and his observed behavior of people inside and freshly on the outside for some good source material for Crazy On The Outside. It's a film about a man freshly released from committing a crime of video piracy for which he took the fall alone for his boss Ray Liotta. He was in for about 18 months.

Coming out Allen goes to live with his sister Sigourney Weaver and her less than thrilled husband J.K. Simmons and their family. He has a parole officer in Jeanne Tripplehorn and a longing for his old girlfriend Julie Bowen who has now hooked up with a rich auto dealer Kelsey Grammar.

As you can see Allen has quite the full life and a lot of life choices to make. I won't say more, but it does all work out. I will say though that Sigourney Weaver is quite the manipulator behind the scenes and moves both subtly and with the force of a sledgehammer at times.

The good ensemble cast gives director Allen a good show and star Allen good backup. More than fans of Tim Allen will appreciate crazy on the outside.


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Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$64,438, 10 January 2010

Gross USA:

$88,335

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,335
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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