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PG-13| 1 hr. 51 min.

Plot Summary
In 1965, eccentric Lucille Vinson (Melanie Griffith) murders her abusive husband, chops off his head and flees to Hollywood to pursue television fame. Back in her Alabama hometown, nephew Peejoe Bullis (Lucas Black) witnesses the killing of a young black man by racist sheriff John Doggett (Meat Loaf Aday) and is unsure whether he should testify against him. When the law catches up with Lucille, she returns home, where Peejoe is becoming increasingly involved with the civil rights movement.

Cast: Melanie Griffith , David Morse , Lucas Black , Cathy Moriarty , Meat Loaf Aday , Rod Steiger , Richard Schiff , John Beasley

Director: Antonio Banderas

Genres: Comedy drama

Crazy In Alabama (1999)

Release Date: January 1st, 1999|1 hr. 51 min.

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  • 40
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Somehow, Lucille's plight is meant to comment astutely on the civil-rights movement. Now that IS crazy. show more

  • 50
    Peter Stack San Francisco Chronicle

    It's troubling to watch it stray and ramble as first-time director Antonio Banderas struggles to pull disparate elements together. show more

  • 50
    Mike Clark USA Today

    Were some group to launch a rival to the Oscars called The Wackys, it could do worse than make crazed Crazy its first recipient. show more

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