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Crazy on the Outside (2010)

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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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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.

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Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Cantonese

Release Date:

8 January 2010 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Enlouquecendo com a Liberdade See more »

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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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Carrie-Anne Moss was rumored to star. 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

References Lars and the Real Girl (2007) See more »

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There's a Kind of Hush
Written by Geoff Stephens and Les Reed
Performed by Herman's Hermits
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Barely Watchable
16 April 2010 | by leftoverbotSee all my reviews

Let me first state the fact that I can watch and enjoy just about anything. This, however, was a slow, rough ride. "Crazy On The Outside" deserves an award for the most predictable movie ever made. I liked the cast but as a comedy, drama, or even a love story, it was weak. Also it seemed like the whole movie was shot too dark for the kind of film it was intended to be. The only characters that really achieved any depth at all were Allen's and Weaver's. I gave this a generous 4 out of 10.

And another thing that irritated me was all of the little special effects they kept tossing in as (non)humorous filler. I am referring to Allen's mother in black and white in the truck and the anger-meter when his sister made him mad, etc.

Also the two love interests were annoying despite the fact that Julie Bowen is one of the most visually perfect women to have ever walked the face of Earth. Jeanne Tripplehorn's character left me thinking that Tommy would have been better off in prison.


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