• Crazy in Alabama (1999)

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Release Date: October 22nd, 1999

DVD Release Date: March 28th, 2000

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 , Rod Steiger, Richard Schiff, John Beasley

Director: Antonio Banderas

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Columbia Pictures Corporation

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Banderas may have been crazy to make such a heady directorial debut, but it's hard not to be charmed by his ambitions.

  • Risks trivializing history and pandering to feminist fantasies, but it may be the year's most fearless movie.

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

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