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Get Crazy (1983)

R | | Comedy, Music | 5 August 1983 (USA)
Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save ... See full summary »

Director:

Allan Arkush

Writers:

Danny Opatoshu (screenplay by), Henry Rosenbaum (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Malcolm McDowell ... Reggie Wanker
Allen Garfield ... Max Wolfe (as Allen Goorwitz)
Daniel Stern ... Neil Allen
Gail Edwards ... Willy Loman
Miles Chapin ... Sammy Fox
Ed Begley Jr. ... Colin Beverly
Stacey Nelkin ... Susie Allen
Bill Henderson ... King Blues
Lou Reed ... Auden
Howard Kaylan Howard Kaylan ... Captain Cloud
Lori Eastside Lori Eastside ... Nada
Lee Ving ... Piggy
John Densmore ... Toad
Anna Bjorn ... Chantamina
Robert Picardo ... O'Connell
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Storyline

Mega-promoter Colin Beverly plans to sabotage the New Year's 1983 concert of small-time operator Max Wolfe. Wolfe's assistants Neil Allen and Willie Loman find romance while trying to save the drugs, violence, and rock and roll from Beverly's schemes. Written by <rth@ece.arizona.edu>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

It was the greatest rock event ever . . . until the place EXPLODED! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Music

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 August 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flip Out See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,645,711

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,645,711
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Company Credits

Production Co:

D & P Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Although a VHS edition was released in the 1980s, no DVD has ever been released of Get Crazy (1983). Nor is this likely to be rectified due to the complicated music rights. See more »

Goofs

When Auden walks straight out into the street, one car barely misses him and two more (blue car and the same orange car that Nada and her band arrive at the theatre in) skid to one side and almost crash. In the next shot, the blue car is still there, but the orange car (which should have been blocked in by the blue car) is gone. See more »

Quotes

King Blues: Hey, Cool. Is it the reefer, or is someone else singing one of my songs?
Captain Cloud: Well, the song is the same, but... different!
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Connections

References Blue Thunder (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Not Going to Take It No More
Written by Lenny Ferrari
Performed by Lori Eastside
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I got a ripping laugh from this movie
8 June 2004 | by jsc1215See all my reviews

I laughed my butt off when I first saw this flick in college. The parodies of famous rock stars (courtesy of Malcolm McDowell), punk rock, and blues artists was very well done. The drug jokes (one guy sneaking into the theatre dressed as a joint, the magic water) were absolutely hilarious for their time. One of my favorites was when several different versions of "Hoochie Coochie Man" were performed onstage. King Blues opened the set with a Jewish backup band; I rolled on the floor laughing as Blues was frustrated over the band sent to perform with him. Once King Blues was finished, the band Nada (featuring Lee Ving as Piggy) blitzed their way through a fast, furious, and very impassioned rendition. Piggy was a definite show-stealer as Nada'a masochistic lead singer! Ah, then Reggie Wanker steps onstage and does his slick version. The Wanker almost falls flat but is saved by a ripping drum solo by Doors beatmeister John Densmore. Another scene which got me laughing was when Reggie Wanker started listening to his private member...I always thought listening to IT would get me in trouble, but it saved Wanker's career! Lou Reed, in a Dylanesque role, was wonderful as the singer/songwriter Auden who uses the scenic route on a cab to give him inspiration for his music. Don't try to think your way through this movie...just sit back, put your mind on cruise control, and enjoy the ride!!!


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