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Still Crazy (1998)

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"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stephen Rea ... Tony Costello
Billy Connolly ... Hughie
Jimmy Nail ... Les Wickes
Timothy Spall ... David 'Beano' Baggot
Bill Nighy ... Ray Simms
Juliet Aubrey ... Karen Knowles
Helena Bergström ... Astrid Simms
Bruce Robinson ... Brian Lovell
Hans Matheson ... Luke Shand
Rachael Stirling ... Clare Knowles
Phil Daniels ... Neil Gaydon
Phil Davis ... Limo Driver
Frances Barber ... Lady in Black
Zoë Ball ... Zoë
Virginia Clay Virginia Clay ... Young Karen
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Storyline

"Strange Fruit" had everything that makes a legendary rockband: Money, Fame, Success, Groupies, a Singer who died of drugs and even a divine ending, when lightning struck the stage during an open-air. Twenty years later, all band members are minding their own businesses, the idea of a band reunion is brought up by, well, public request. Tony, the former keyboard player, sets out only to find his former friends working as a roofer, a gardener and a hotel clerk. They all became rather everyday people, married or still single, they definitely are not wild and crazy anymore. But with the help of former manager Karen, who is still dreaming of Brian, the apparently deceased lead guitarist, they all, old, fat and wrinkled as they are, try to catch that spirit again. Written by chijim222@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

They had it. They lost it. They want it back. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Music | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexuality and drug content | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Todavía locos See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$102,971, 24 January 1999

Gross USA:

$524,864

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$524,864
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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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As Ray punches his foot through the surface of the frozen canal and is being rescued by Clare, the opening chords of Neil Young's "Rocking In A Free World" are played. See more »

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After the disastrous Dutch concert where Ray goes missing, the rest of the group drinks a beer at the bar. Hughie is drinking Grolsch, while the rest appears to be drinking Brouwers Bier. The latter is an "economy" supermarket label, and extremely unlikely to be served in normal Dutch establishments. See more »

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Les: [pointing to at the girls T-Shirt] Where did you get that T-Shirt
Beano: Looks like '77's been through the wash a few times
Dutch Lady: 'Tis my father's, he say best band he ever saw.
Les: Oh.
Dutch Lady: My father, he died.
Beano: Oh.
Les: Oh... That's a shitter.
Ray Simms: It's another sign, Brian sent them.
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References Night of the Living Dead (1968) See more »

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BRIAN'S THEME
(Reprise)
Written by Clive Langer (as C. Langer)
Performed by Steve Donnelly
1998 London Records 90 Ltd.
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One of the best I've ever seen...
5 August 2005 | by js91403See all my reviews

I found 'Still Crazy' to be marvelously entertaining, and not only to those of us who lived through that raucous era of late '60s, early '70s rock. My 15 year old daughter watches it with me every time I drag out the DVD (don't worry, it's only been three times) and she loves it too.

It is a truly loving, poignant and hilarious nod to the era, and every actor hits his/her notes with perfection. It was my first introduction to Bill Nighy and I am glad his somewhat similar turn in 'Love Actually' brought him more attention. Bruce Robinson was incredible as Brian, bringing real life to what could have been a caricature of the drug-damaged rocker stereotype. It was interesting to see that Robinson has made quite a name for himself as a writer.

I live in Sherman Oaks, California, and after the first time I saw the movie I bumped into Billy Connolly at the local mall (he lived here at the time) and told him it was one of my five favorite films of all time. He invited me to sit down at the food court with him and we discussed the movie for some time. We even talked of the idea of an American-oriented remake before wisely dismissing that. Why mess with the original?

My only problem with 'Still Crazy' is that it wasn't hugely popular in theaters and too many people have missed out on a wonderful experience.


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